Western Kentucky at North Texas - 10/15/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (5-1) at North Texas Mean Green (0-5)
College Football: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Apogee Stadium)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green +32.5 -- Over/Under: 68.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and North Texas Mean green play Thursday night at Mean Green Stadium.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look to create a four-game winning streak and win their third road game. Brandon Doughty is completing 74.7 percent of his passes for 2,359 yards, 20 touchdowns and three interceptions. Doughty is currently second in the country in passing yards. Taywan Taylor and Tyler Higbee have combined for 1,150 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Jared Dangerfield has 36 receptions. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers ground game is averaging 102.5 yards per contest, and D'Andre Ferby leads the way with 317 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, WKU is allowing 23.3 points and 439.9 yards per game. TJ McCollum leads the Hilltoppers with 50 tackles, Prince Charles Iworah has three interceptions and Marcus Ward has three pass deflections.
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The North Texas Mean are still looking for their first win of the season in hopes of snapping a six-game losing streak. DaMarcus Smith is completing 33.3 percent of his passes for 105 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Smith and Andrew McNulty have produced four touchdown passes. Carlos Harris and Chris Loving have combined for 595 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Marcus Smith has 11 receptions. The North Texas Mean ground game is averaging 146.2 yards per contest, and Jeffrey Wilson leads the way with 260 yards on 46 carries. Defensively, North Texas is allowing 49.2 points and 547.4 yards per game. Kishawn McClain leads the Mean green with 46 tackles, Jarrian Roberts has 3.5 sacks and James Gray has three pass deflections.
The Hilltoppers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Mean Green are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hilltoppers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
North Texas has been flat out beat down this season by pretty much every team its played, and none of those teams were as good offensively as Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers are loaded offensively, and the Mean Green is a team that just allowed 66 points to Portland State. Yikes.
Instead of eating this chalk, I'm taking the over. WKU will get us close to this total by themselves.