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Middle Tennessee vs. WKU - 11/2/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

WKU Hilltoppers (1-7) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (5-3)
Date & Time Friday November 2, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -13 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | WKU Hilltoppers (1-7) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (5-3)
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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in college football action on Friday from Floyd Stadium. 

Middle Tennessee comes into this one with a 5-3 record so far. The Raiders have fallen to Vanderbilt, Georgia and FIU this year while taking out TN-Martin, FL Atlantic, Marshall, Charlotte and Old Dominion. 

In the ODU game, Middle Tennessee QB Brent Stockstill logged 280 yards with two TDs and one INT, and Terrelle West had a nice day on 120 yards and a TD on the ground. Gatlin Casey put up 90 yards and a TD from his four catches to lead the Raiders receivers. 

Over on the Western Kentucky side, they’re sitting at 1-7 so far this year. The Hilltoppers’ lone win came against Ball State, and otherwise they've fallen to Wisconsin, Maine, Louisville, Marshall, Charlotte, Old Dominion and FIU. 

In the FIU game, Western Kentucky QB Davis Shanley put up 105 yards, while Joshua Samuel managed 83 yards to lead the rush. Jacquez Sloan managed 69 yards on five receptions to lead the Toppers in receiving. 

The Hilltoppers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Friday games and 9-4 ATS int heir last 13 games in November. Western Kentucky is also 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games and 1-4 ATS versus a team with a winning record. 

Meanwhile, the Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 4-1 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Middle Tennessee is also 2-7 ATS in their last nine following an ATS win and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 following a straight-up win. 

There’s really not much to say about Western Kentucky this year; they’re simply not that great of a football team. The Hilltoppers have put up a couple of good offensive efforts, but overall they’re just not scoring well. 

Middle Tennessee has played pretty darn well over their last handful of games, and they’ve logged at least 21 points in each of their last five games. 

I don’t think I can find to many reasons not to pick the Raiders for the cover here.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -13

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