Free Week 10 Prediction: Golden Panthers vs Fighting Hilltoppers Odds
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(3-6) FIU Golden Panthers vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (6-3)
Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 5:30 pm EST
Venue: Houchens-Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, Kentucky
NCAA Football Spread: Western Kentucky -30.0
NCAA Betting Total: 66.5
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This Conference USA Game features FIU traveling to Kentucky to face the Hilltoppers.
FIU comes in with a 2 game losing streak, while bowl eligible Western Kentucky has won 3 in a row.
FIU Golden Panthers
Quarterback play hasn’t been the reason the Golden Panthers are on a two game losing streak. Junior Alex McGough has played very well the last two contests.
In last week’s loss to Middle Tennessee he was 27-40 for 307 yards, with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. He also chipped in 9 rushes for 46 yards and a score.
He faces a Hilltopper defense that was very good in their last game, so I don’t expect the same production this week, but he will keep FIU in the game.
Alex Gardner got back into a groove last week.
He had 95 yards rushing on 19 carries (5.0 ypc), and was a threat catching the ball out of the backfield with 28 receiving yards. He has had an inconsistent season and I don’t expect him to have two good performances in a row.
Receiver Thomas Owens has been red hot the last 5 weeks.
He has scored 7 touchdowns and had 3 multi-touchdown games. He is also a major threat in the return game and his game breaking skills can lead to good field position for the offense.
The FIU defense will need to play much better against the pass happy Western Kentucky offense than they did against the Blue Raiders.
The secondary gave up 4 passing touchdowns, and allowed two players to have over 100 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns each.
If they play the same type of defense this week the Hilltoppers will be close to putting up 50 points on them.
Western Kentucky Fighting Hilltoppers
Senior QB Mike White knows how to throw the ball deep. The Western Kentucky offense is a vertical threat every time the ball is snapped.
Last week in the beat down of FAU he was 13-21 for 307 yards (23.6 yards per completion!), and also threw for three touchdowns.
He was sacked twice but if the offensive line can keep him upright it wouldn’t surprise me to see him top the 400 yards passing mark.
Anytime Taywan Taylor touches the ball he is a threat to score. The last 5 games (4-1) he has caught 40 passes for 621 yards and 8 touchdowns.
He has scored in each game during this stretch and I see no reason to expect him not to grab a long touchdown pass in this game. He will be the key to the offense running on all cylinders.
Western Kentucky’s defense smothered FAU last week. The unit gave up only 3 points and 202 yards of total offense.
If the secondary can slow down the passing game for a second straight week, it should be an easy victory for Western Kentucky.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Golden Panthers are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Golden Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Golden Panthers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games in November.
- Hilltoppers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November.
- Hilltoppers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Hilltoppers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
- Golden Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Free Week 10 NCAA Football Prediction
Western Kentucky will win this one going away.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Western Kentucky ATS
Mike White will pick apart the FIU secondary in a blowout win.
Week 10 Free Score Prediction: Western Kentucky 49 FIU 17
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