Western Kentucky vs. Florida Atlantic Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 26, 2022

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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (7-5) have a C-USA matchup with the Florida Atlantic Owls (5-6).

Western Kentucky vs. Florida Atlantic Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Western Kentucky as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Western Kentucky has -295 odds to pick up the win, while Florida Atlantic is listed at +230 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 61.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Western Kentucky vs. Florida Atlantic Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Boca Raton, Florida
  • Stadium: FAU Stadium

Betting Preview

Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky ranks 65th in total defense this season (374.3 yards allowed per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking 15th-best in the FBS with 476.4 total yards per game. Western Kentucky ranks 40th in scoring defense this season (22.8 points allowed per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking 17th-best in the FBS with 36.2 points per game. Offensively, Western Kentucky has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking third-best in the FBS by totaling 333.4 per game. The Hilltoppers rank 62nd on defense (219.8 passing yards allowed per game). From an offensive standpoint, Western Kentucky ranks 78th in the FBS with 143.0 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 76th in rushing yards allowed per contest (154.5). Western Kentucky is putting up a 43.1% third-down percentage on offense (37th in the FBS), and ranks 38th defensively with a 34.9% third-down percentage allowed. Western Kentucky has the fourth-best turnover margin in college football at +12, forcing 30 turnovers (first in the FBS) while turning it over 18 times (90th in the FBS).

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Florida Atlantic

From an offensive perspective, Florida Atlantic is generating 407.1 total yards per contest (56th-ranked). It ranks 98th in the FBS on defense (411.5 total yards allowed per game). In terms of points scored Florida Atlantic ranks 59th in the FBS (29.6 points per game), and it is 63rd defensively (26.1 points allowed per game). Florida Atlantic is accumulating 221.1 passing yards per game on offense this season (78th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 230.8 passing yards per game (79th-ranked) on defense. Florida Atlantic ranks 42nd in the FBS with 186.0 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 100th with 180.6 rushing yards allowed per contest on the defensive side of the ball. Florida Atlantic ranks 42nd in the FBS with a 42.7% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 59th with a 37.8% third-down percentage allowed on the defensive side of the ball. Florida Atlantic owns a +4 turnover margin this season, which ranks 36th in the FBS.

Western Kentucky vs. Florida Atlantic Betting Analysis

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Western Kentucky Betting Insights

Western Kentucky has covered the spread eight times in 12 games with a set spread. In games it is played as 7.5-point favorites or more, Western Kentucky has an ATS record of 5-2. This season, four Western Kentucky games have gone over the point total. The Hilltoppers have won six of the eight games they were the moneyline favorite this season (75%). The Hilltoppers have a record of 3-1 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -295 or shorter (80%).

Owls Betting Insights

Florida Atlantic have put together a 5-6-0 record against the spread this year. Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 1-1 when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs. This season, Florida Atlantic games have hit the over four times. The Owls have won one of the three games they’ve played as underdogs this season. This season, the Owls have been at least a +230 underdog on the moneyline two times, losing each of those contests.

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Western Kentucky vs. Florida Atlantic Against The Spread & Betting Records

Western Kentucky

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 64.9 63.8 65.9
Implied Total AVG 38.8 39.7 38.0
ATS Record 8-4-0 3-3-0 5-1-0
Over/Under Record 4-8-0 2-4-0 2-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-2 3-2 3-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-3 0-0 0-3

Owls

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 55.9 56.6 55.3
Implied Total AVG 31.8 32.0 31.7
ATS Record 5-6-0 3-2-0 2-4-0
Over/Under Record 4-7-0 0-5-0 4-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-4 3-0 1-4
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-2 1-1 0-1

Players to Watch

Western Kentucky

  • Jaques Evans has helped spur the Hilltoppers’ defense with 65 tackles, 8.0 TFL, and eight sacks in 12 games.
  • Derrick Smith has helped carry the Hilltoppers’ defense with 3.0 sacks to go along with 5.0 TFL, 48 tackles, and one interception in 12 games.
  • Kahlef Hailassie has hit the gridiron for 12 games, amassing 35 tackles, 6.0 TFL, three sacks, and two interceptions for the Hilltoppers.
  • With 2.0 sacks to go along with 1.0 TFL, 32 tackles, and three interceptions, Kaleb Oliver has helped lead the Hilltoppers’ defense over 12 games.

Owls

  • On defense, Armani-Eli Adams has helped lead the charge with one interception to go with 47 tackles and one pass defended in 11 games.
  • On defense, Eddie Williams has helped lead the way with 40 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks in 11 games.
  • In 11 games for the Owls, Dwight Toombs II has delivered 35 tackles and three interceptions.
  • With two interceptions to go with 21 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and two passes defended in 11 games, Romain Mungin has been making a big difference on defense for the Owls.

Western Kentucky vs. Florida Atlantic Predictions and Pick

Western Kentucky vs. Florida Atlantic betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Owls (+7.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (61.5)

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How to Bet on Western Kentucky vs. Florida Atlantic

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Our pick to win this contest is Western Kentucky, and we project that Florida Atlantic will cover the spread (Western Kentucky -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 61.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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