Free Week 8 Prediction: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
Date: Saturday, October 20th 2018
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Houchens-Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, Kentucky
NCAA Football Spread: Western Kentucky -5
NCAA Betting Total: 55
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The Old Dominion Monarchs continued their miserable season against Marshall as they were blown out at home 42-20.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers continued their miserable season against Charlotte as they were blown out on the road 14-40.
Western Kentucky opened up as 6.5 point favorites but have dropped down to 5 point favorites with about 81% of the public backing them.
The total opened up at 58 points and have slightly dropped to 57 points.
Old Dominion Monarchs
Old Dominion’s offense was able to produce a over 400 yards of offense against Marshall but could only produce 20 points.
QB Blake LaRussa aired the ball out all game completing 31 of 54 pass attempts for 296 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
RBs Will Knight and Kesean Strong combined for 122 yards on 26 carries.
Leading the aerial assault were WRs Travis Fulgham and Jonathan Duhart who combined for 85 yards and one touchdown on eight receptions.
On the defensive side their defense was pancaked for 500 yards, 319 of which came on the ground as Marshall averaged 7.1 YPC.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Western Kentucky’s offense was thrashed around in this outing as they could only produce 256 yards and 17 first downs, while they possessed the ball for only 21 minutes.
QB Davis Shanley was dreadful completing 20 of 29 passes for 154 yards and two interceptions.
The Hilltoppers were completely shut down on the ground with their leading rusher being RB Joshua Samuel who carried the ball six times for 29 yards.
WR Jacuez Sloan led all receivers with 83 on six receptions.
Defensively, Western Kentucky gave up 448 yards and 28 first downs, while Charlotte converted 9 of their 14 third down attempts.
They were only able to force one turnover and produced just one sack and two tackles for a loss.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- ODU are 1-7 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- ODU are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Over is 16-5-1 in ODU last 22 games as an underdog.
- Over is 6-2 in WKU last 8 conference games.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
Western Kentucky gives the home crowd their first home win of the season.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Western Kentucky -5
This isn’t the same Western Kentucky we have gotten accustomed to in the past couple of years, but they have been playing competitively covering the spread in four of their six contests.
Their schedule hasn’t been favorable either having to play quality teams in four of their six games this year.
Old Dominion will be sporting one of the worst defenses in the nation, and have proven to crumble on the road as they’ve gone 1-3 ATS.
Western Kentucky has yet to provide the home crowd with a win, so you better expect them to come out inspired to take down a probably lesser opponent in Old Dominion.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Western Kentucky 34 – Old Dominion 27
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