Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers - 11/23/19 NCAAF Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 4:30 PM (M.M. Roberts Stadium)
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles -5.5 . Total 51.0
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers hit the road for a matchup with the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. The Hilltoppers are (6-4), coming off a bye week. In their last game, the Hilltoppers beat Arkansas, 45-19. The Golden Eagles are (7-3), having just beat UTSA 36-17.
In the Hilltoppers win over Arkansas, Western Kentucky was guided by running back Gaej Walker. Walker rushed for 129 yds on 23 carries and a score. Ty Storey was 22 of 32 for 213 yds and a touchdown, while also adding 2 scores on the ground. Western Kentucky led 35-7 at the half. The Hilltoppers out gained Arkansas 478 to 340 on the day. Both teams rushed for over 250 yds in the game.
In the win over UTSA, the Golden Eagles were led by running back De'Michael Harris. Harris carried the ball 16 times for 121 yds and 2 scores. Jack Abraham completed 22 of 34 for 290 yds, while throwing 2 touchdowns and 1 pick in the game. Quez Watkins added 137 receiving on 7 receptions and a touchdown. The Golden Eagles out gained UTSA 493 to 422. Southern Mississippi forced 3 turnovers en route to the win.
Recent Betting Trends:
Hilltoppers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Hilltoppers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
The under is 9-3 in Hilltoppers last 12 road games.
Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Golden Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on turf.
The under is 4-1 in Golden Eagles last 5 home games.
Western Kentucky has won the last two meetings between Southern Mississippi, by an average score of 43.5 to 22.5. The Golden Eagles are playing some solid football lately, winning their last 3 games and 5 of their last 6. The Hilltoppers defense is only giving up an average of just over 20 points per game. The Golden Eagles rank 20th in the country in passing yds per game, while the Hilltoppers defense rank 14 in fewest passing yds allowed. This will be a back in fourth game till the end, but the Golden Eagles get a late touchdown to give them the cover in the game. Final score prediction, Southern Miss will win and cover, 27-21.