On Saturday, November 25th at 3:00 ET, the Florida International Panthers will host the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Television coverage for this week 13 CFB matchup at Riccardo Silva Stadium will be on ESPN+. The Hilltoppers come into this Conference USA showdown, as the 10 point road favorite. Will they be able to take care of business on the road? Read on to find out.
WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPPERS VS FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL PANTHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Florida International Panthers +10
This game will be played at Riccardo Silva Stadium at 3:00 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL PANTHERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 32-23 in favor of Western Kentucky.
- Even though we have Western Kentucky winning straight-up, we like Florida International at +10.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 55.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 55 points.
Will the Hilltoppers Defense Show Up on the Road?
So far, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 6-5, including going 2-2 on the road and 2-2 at home.
So far, Western Kentucky has been favored five times and the underdog in three games. This has led to an ATS record of 4-4 and an average scoring differential of +0.6.
Western Kentucky has put together an over/under record of 4-4 throughout this season. The average combined score in their games has been 57 points, and the standard over/under line has stood at 60.4 points.
Western Kentucky’s offense has put up an average of 28.8 points per game, placing them 49th in the NCAA rankings. Through the air, they’ve gained 282.4 passing yards on average, ranking 25th in the nation. On the ground, they’re holding the 107th position in rushing yards, with 283 rushing attempts per game this season.
The Hilltoppers’ defense has allowed 204.2 rushing yards per game this season, ranking 57th. Opponents are averaging 237.6 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks hold a passer rating of 87.1 against Western Kentucky. They currently rank 39th in points allowed in the NCAA.
Will Florida International Find a Way to Win at Home?
This season, the Florida International Panthers are currently 4-7. So far this season, they have played five road games and three at home.
So far, Florida International has been favored one time and the underdog in seven games. This has led to an ATS record of 4-4 and an average scoring differential of -11.6.
So far this season, Florida International boasts an over/under record of 3-5. On average, their matchups have resulted in a combined score of 50.4 points, while the average over/under line has been 50.1 points.
On the ground, the Panthers are 72nd in college football at 356 attempts per game. This has led to an average of 94 (121st). So far, they have turned to the passing game 30.2 and have a per game average of 228.3. Overall, they are 91st in points (19.4 PPG).
Florida International comes into the game 132nd in points allowed, allowing 31 points per game. Teams have been gaining 237.5 passing yards on average against them (120th). Against the run, they’re giving up 203 yards, placing them 154th in college football.