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College Football Betting Preview: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

October 5, 2023


The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will take on the LA Tech Bulldogs on Thursday Night Football this week! 

 

Both teams ended their two-game losing streaks last week with Western Kentucky defeating the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders while the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defeated the UTEP Miners on the road. Which team will get their 2nd win in a row when the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Thursday night? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers enter this game with a record of 3-2 following a 31-10 win at home against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders while covering the 6.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 5 of the college football season. Western Kentucky scored 31 points while compiling a total of 444 yards offensively which included 297 passing yards and 147 rushing yards while allowing 10 points and 373 total yards defensively which included 252 passing yards and 121 rushing yards. Austin Reed led the team in passing, completing 30 of 52 attempts for 297 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 23 yards and a touchdown. L.T. Sanders led the team in rushing with seven carries for 83 yards. Malachi Corley led the team in receiving, catching 8 of 13 targets for 81 yards.

Louisiana Tech enters this game with a record of 3-3 following a 24-10 win on the road against the UTEP Miners while covering the 2-point spread as a road favorite in week 5 of the college football season. The Bulldogs scored 24 points while compiling 294 total yards offensively which included 152 passing yards and 142 rushing yards while allowing 10 points and 321 total yards defensively which included 101 passing yards and 220 rushing yards. Jack Turner led the team in passing, completing 9 of 20 attempts for 152 yards and a touchdown. Tyre Shelton led the team in rushing with 16 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown. Cyrus Allen led the team in receiving, catching one of three targets for 85 yards.

BookMaker has the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers listed as 6-point favorites on the road against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Thursday evening in week 6 of the college football season. The teams have split the six games all-time in the series while Western Kentucky has won two of the last three matchups while going 2-1 ATS in those contests. Western Kentucky is 3-2 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS on the road, 2-1 ATS as a favorite, and 1-0 ATS in conference games this season while the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 3-3 ATS overall, 1-2 ATS at home, 1-1 ATS as an underdog, and 1-1 ATS in conference games on the year.

Western Kentucky enters this game with a better record and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three matchups. The Hilltoppers have been the better team at covering the spread this season going 3-2 ATS overall while the Bulldogs are 3-3 ATS overall. As a result, I am taking the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -6 on BookMaker for this matchup on Thursday night. 

Spooky Express Pick: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -6