Free Week 8 Prediction: Hilltoppers vs Tigers Odds
Week 8 College football betting sees the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers taking on the LSU Tigers Saturday October 24th at Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Western Kentucky (6-1) vs. LSU Tigers (6-0)
Venue: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
NCAA Football Spread: LSU -16.5
NCAA Betting Total: 67.0
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The #5 LSU Tigers welcome in Western Kentucky for a non conference clash on Saturday.
LSU sits at a perfect 6-0 and while this was expected to be kind of a tuneup, it may be a difficult trap game given the circumstances.
LSU got impressive 35-28 win over the Florida Gators last week as they used a late touchdown to get themselves to 6-0.
Western Kentucky went into North Texas blew away the Mean Green despite allowing 2 late garbage time touchdowns.
Some people may not take to fondly to the Hilltoppers anymore. While they sit 6-1 on the season, they allowed back-to-back garbage time touchdowns to backdoor the spread Western Kentucky was laying last week.
Western Kentucky has rattled off 4 straight wins after their 38-35 shootout defeat to Indiana. Western Kentucky already has one win over an SEC team in Vanderbilt, but this one will be clearly on a different level.
Western Kentucky is using one of the most prolific pass games and has racked up at least 49 points in their 4 straight wins. Overall, this team is scoring 44.0 on the season.
QB Brandon Doughty ranks third in the country in pass yards per game with 387 and has thrown for 24 touchdowns. The most impressive stat is that threw all his pass attempts, he’s thrown just 4 interceptions.
LSU’s defense will be the toughest he’s faced all season as they allow just 297.2 yards per game.
LSU will have to be on alert as they could overlook the Hilltoppers here on Saturday. If they let Doughty get into an early rhythm, things could get interesting for LSU on Saturday.
Still, the Tigers are a far more superior team and should be able to have their way offensively with the Hilltoppers defense. Western Kentucky is allowing 439.3 yards against and 7.6 yards per pass completion.
RB Leonard Fournette continues to build his Heisman resume and is impressing a lot of people in the country. Fournette has 8 straight games of 140+ yards and is currently the leading rusher in the country.
Fournette has racked up 1202 rush yards and has averaged 200.3 rush yards per game. He also has 14 touchdowns to his credit.
QB Brandon Harris hasn’t had much pressure on him and is doing everything that is asked for him. He’ll make a 3rd down pass when needed and has taken care of the ball. He has thrown no interceptions on the season.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Hilltoppers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
- Hilltoppers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win of more than 20 points.
- Hilltoppers are 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games on grass.
- Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
Western Kentucky is one of the best passing offenses in the nation, but going up against a defense like LSU is going to be extremely different and tough for them. As far as Fournette is concerned, he should have no problem breaking through the Hilltoppers’ front.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: LSU ATS
Western Kentucky struggled against the other SEC defense they faced and this one will be even more of a struggle. The Tigers roll over the Hilltoppers in a route on Saturday.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: LSU 54 – Western Kentucky 28
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