WKU vs. Charlotte - 10/14/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte 49ers (0-6) at WKU Hilltoppers (3-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm (L.T. Smith Stadium)
The Line: WKU Hilltoppers -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down in Bowling Green at Houchens-Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium on Saturday, the Charlotte 49ers and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will be meeting up in college football action.
The 49ers haven’t recorded a win yet; they’re 0-6 following losses to Eastern Michigan, Kansas State, NC A&T, Georgia State, FIU and Marshall. In that Thundering Herd game, 49ers QB Hasaan Kluge went 10-of-26 for 132 yards and a pick, while Benny LeMay put up nine carries for 38 yards to lead the rush.
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So far this year, Kluge has 783 yards, five scores and eight picks; LeMay leads Charlotte in rushing with 77 carries for 488 yards. Tops in receiving for the 49ers is Workpeh Kofa with 19 catches for 260 yards and one TD.
Over on the Western Kentucky side, they’re currently 3-2 with losses to Illinois and LA Tech alongside wins over Eastern Kentucky, Ball State and UTEP. In that UTEP game, Hilltoppers QB Mike White logged 208 yards on 24-of-37 passing (and two rushing scores), with most of the aerial work going to Lucky Jackson, who had three catches for 56 yards.
On the season, White has put up 1255 yards, two scores and three picks; Marquez Trigg leads the rushing attack for Western Kentucky on 137 yards and two TDs from 42 carries. Jackson is the lead Hilltoppers receiver with 23 catches for 309 yards and a TD.
The 49ers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games in October and 4-1 ATS in the last five games following an ATS win. Charlotte is also 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up loss and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games overall.
Meanwhile, the Hilltoppers are 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine games in October and 0-4 ATS in their last four games following an ATS loss. Western Kentucky is also 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four games on fieldturf.
The 49ers are something of a mess this year, and they don’t do a whole lot of things well. The defense showed up in the Marshall game, but otherwise they’ve given up at least 24 points in every outing this season. Western Kentucky doesn’t have much to write home about offensively either, however, as they’ve topped 22 points in just one of their last four games. Still, I think there’s enough here to carry the Hilltoppers in this matchup, so I’ll take Western Kentucky for the cover.