Free Week 3 Prediction: Hilltoppers vs Redhawks Odds
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(1-1) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Miami Redhawks (Ohio) (0-2)
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 3:30 PM
Venue: Fred C. Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: WKU -18.0
NCAA Betting Total: 62.0
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A quick reality check for Western Kentucky in their trip to Alabama surely has the Hilltoppers hoping to get back on the winning path. Miami (OH) probably won’t have put up too much of an opposition to that.
A 56-14 loss by the Redhawks to the Hilltoppers in 2015 featured 457 passing yards from now graduated quarterback Brandon Doughty.
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Mike White stepped in for Doughty in the opener and threw for 517 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Hilltoppers rolled over Rice 46-14 before their trip to Bama.
White struggled against Alabama in Week 2 but that is typical of most college quarterbacks. Bama – year after year – has a strong pass defense and that clearly showed by White’s 135 passing yards and no touchdowns.
White should be able to return to his Week 1 quality of play against a Redhawk defense that has struggled against the pass.
They gave up 3 passing touchdowns last week to Eastern Illinois and Iowa quarterback CJ Beathard efficiently navigated the Redhawk defense in Week 1 early on before turning the game over to the running game in the blowout.
The Hilltopper offense is loaded though with weapons in both the run game and the pass game.
White and the Hilltoppers will be ready to get back to dominating after struggling against Alabama. This is a game that is more their speed.
White exited the game against Alabama with an undisclosed injury but is expected to take the field Saturday.
The Redhawks are not a NCAA caliber football team – there are no ways around it.
It may sound disrespectful but they are horrible and have been for years.
Their top recruit for this current season was ranked a 43 out of 100 on the ESPN scouting index.
They went 3-9 last season with one win over a FCS team and the others over Eastern Michigan and UMass who combined for 4 wins last season.
The Redhawks have gone just 13-49 since their 10-4 season in 2010.
Iowa probably hardly gameplanned for Miami and beat them handily. Western Kentucky will be looking to get back on the winning ways after getting crushed by Alabama.
The Redhawks don’t have a threat on offense or defense to keep up with Western Kentucky and will struggle all game long.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- WKU are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a losing record
- Over is 20-9-1 in WKU’s last 30 games overall.
- Over is 18-11 in WKU’s last 29 games at home.
- Miami is 7-10-1 ATS in their last 18 home games
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A 17 point spread in this game is insane! Western Kentucky has an offense that is built to destroy mid-major teams. Not to play against Alabama. So, of course they struggled there. But they will not struggle at all in this one.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Western Kentucky -18.0
I am looking for White and the explosive Hilltopper offense to rebound in a big way from their loss to Alabama. Keep an eye on White to
make sure he plays but assuming he does they will have no problem in this one.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Western Kentucky 66 – Miami (OH) 21
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