Free Week 8 Prediction: Hilltoppers vs Monarchs Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(4-2) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Old Dominion Monarchs (2-4)
Date: Friday, October 20th
Time: 6:00 pm EST
Venue: Foreman Field, Norfolk, Virginia
NCAA Football Spread: Western Kentucky -9.5
NCAA Betting Total: 49
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We have reached week eight of the college football season and most teams are now in the conference portion of their schedule.
On Friday night it’s conference USA showdown at Foreman Field.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers make the trip to Norfolk to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs. The Hilltoppers have won all three games played between the two teams.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers used to play a very up tempo fast offense that tried to score as many points as possible in a game, but with a new coach this season, the philosophy has changed.
Coming into this game the Hilltoppers are averaging 25.5 points and 377 yards per game, both which are decent, but no where near where this team and their fans are used to.
The one thing the Hilltoppers have really improved on is the defensive side of the field. Coming into this game they are only giving up 18.2 points per game.
Against an Old Dominion team that has issues scoring points, I would expect the defense to be very aggressive and try to force a couple of early turnovers.
On the offensive side of the ball quarterback Mike White is the leader. He comes into this game averaging 1653 yards and seven touchdowns.
I would expect him to do some stat padding in this game.
Old Dominion Monarchs
On the other side of this match up is the Old Dominion Monarchs who are having a hard time making the transition from the FCS level to the FBS level.
After winning their first two games against some pretty sub par competition they come into this game having lost their last four games.
The offense has struggled, and the defense has really struggled and that has led to them not only losing all four games, but also not covering any of the games.
On the season the Monarchs are only averaging 17 points and 287 yards per game. The biggest issue with the offense has been the turnovers.
They have used three quarterbacks this season and they have combined for nine picks.
To win this game it’s probably going to take a pretty perfect storm. The offense needs to be smart and hold onto the ball, and the defense is going to need to step up and find a way to slow down the Hilltoppers.
If that doesn’t happen it’s going to be a long night of football in front of their home fans.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- WKU are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Over is 11-4 in WKU last 15 games in October.
- ODU are 1-7-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 9-3-1 in ODU last 13 games as an underdog.
- ODU are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 conference games.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
I don’t think the question is if the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will win, the question is by how many points will that victory be.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Western Kentucky -9.5
I think the Hilltoppers offense will really get rolling in this game, and the Monarchs offense won’t be able to do anything.
Western Kentucky will not only win this game, but they will cover the spread.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Western Kentucky 37 – Old Dominion 21
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