Free Week 7 Prediction: Hilltoppers vs Blue Raiders Odds
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(3-3) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (3-3) vs. MTSU Blue Raiders (4-1)
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 2:30 pm EST
Venue: Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
NCAA Football Spread: MTSU -3.0
NCAA Betting Total: 74.0
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This Conference USA matchup between two high powered offenses is a huge game in determining who will be represented in the conference championship game come December.
The quarterback duel between Matt White and Brent Stockstill is the matchup to watch in this one as both are capable of leading their teams to score after score after score.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
One of the nation’s best offenses from 2015 have hardly skipped a beat despite losing their all-time school great QB Brandon Doughty.
White has stepped right in this season and has thrown for 14 touchdowns to just 3 interceptions to go with 1707 yards through 6 games.
He has thrown for 8 touchdowns and no interceptions in the last two games while the Hilltoppers have averaged 51 points in those two games.
The Hilltopper defense didn’t hold up well last week though giving up 55 points in the 3 point loss. They had been looking solid though going into last week’s game against Louisiana Tech.
The MTSU offense is similar in firepower to Louisiana Tech though so that won’t bode well for Western Kentucky if their defense puts up a similar performance.
Western Kentucky won last season’s matchup 58-28 at home and scored on their first 8 possessions of the game.
Blue Raider quarterback Brent Stockstill did throw for 296 yards and 3 touchdowns but it wasn’t nearly enough with Doughty at the helm for the Hilltoppers.
To steal this ever important conference road game, they will need White to have a similar performance to last week but they will also need to force turnovers.
They are going to have a difficult time slowing down the Blue Raider offense that has averaged 38 points per game and is coming off of their bye week.
MTSU Blue Raiders
The Blue Raiders have won 8 of their last 10 games dating back to last season with their two losses in their bowl game and this season on the road against Vanderbilt.
Stockstill has been a big reason for that and he looks to capitalize this week on a struggling Western Kentucky defense.
Stockstill is having a fantastic season thus far – throwing 1657 yards in 5 games along with 15 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions.
He has led the Blue Raiders to a 4-1 record and has them poised to make a run at the CUSA Championship.
The Blue Raider defense will need to step up this game after getting demolished by the Hilltoppers last season.
They have played better this season but did surrender 47 to Vanderbilt – one of the worst Power 5 offenses in the nation.
In a schedule that feature only 4 home conference games, the Blue Raiders will need to capitalize on this one if they want to go to the conference championship.
Coming off of their bye and facing a high caliber conference opponent, you can bet that they will be focused on their gameplan and look to roll before a non-conference game with Missouri next week.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- WKU is 4-12 ATS in their last 16 road games.
- MTSU is 8-5 ATS in their last 13 games as a home favorite.
- Over is 13-6-1 in WKU’s last 20 conference games.
- Over is 6-2 in WKU’s last 8 road games.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Prediction
I think Stockstill and the Blue Raiders should be able to capitalize on WKU’s road struggles. I also think the Blue Raiders’s defense is not as good as advertised.
They will have some struggles with the Western Kentucky explosive offense.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: MTSU -3.0
I like the Blue Raiders to cover this game pretty easily but I think it will be very high scoring and go over the total as well.
BONUS Pick: Game Total Over 74
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: MTSU 51 – Western Kentucky 33
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