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Army Black Knights vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 10/12/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Army Black Knights vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 10/12/2019 – Western Kentucky enters their game against the Army Black Knights this weekend as underdogs per online sportsbook. Though it is a non-conference game, both teams need the win badly for bowl eligibility. Both tote similar 3-2 records and seem evenly matched according to sportsbooks. The Hilltoppers are coming off a big win over Old Dominion while the Black Knights lost to Tulane last week. Both teams enter the game undermanned. The Army could miss the services of Cameron Jones who remains questionable. On the other end, out for the season are Steven Duncan and Jakairi Moses. To compensate, both teams are expected to turn to other players to step up.
Army Black Knights vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 10/12/2019
Army Black Knights
For the Army Black Knights to win, the better offense is a must. Against Tulane, there was something oddly missing for Army. They gained only 363 total yards despite not having a hard time running the ball. Curiously, they tried something different when they threw the ball more than they normally do. Their defense was pretty decent although the Green Wave still found a way to tear it down. They allowed the Green Wave 525 total yards and 324 yards on the ground. Against the Hilltoppers, the Black Knights need to slow down the pass if they are determined to come out triumphant.
Players to watch: Kelvin Hopkins QB 14 CMP 36 ATT 266 YDS 28.9 CMP% 7.4 AVG 37 LNG 2 TD 2 INT; Conor Slomka RB 74 ATT 308 YDS 4.2 AVG 18 LNG; Sandor McCoy RB 38 ATT 173 YDS 4.6 AVG 15 LNG; Artice Hobbs IV RB 4 REC 142 YDS 35.5 AVG 80 LNG; Camden Harrison WR 6 REC 115 YDS 19.2 AVG 36 LNG
Western Kentucky is coming off a big win against Old Dominion and this provides them some momentum. It was a much-needed win as they prepare for their upcoming match with Charlotte next week. A loss may not affect their current standing but carries implications to make it to a bowl game. Hence, expect the Hilltoppers to try and win this win despite stacked odds. Improvement on the offensive end could help. They did have a decent offense against the Monarchs but the story is severely different against the Black Knights. They are struggling in the running game, the same with their passing game. Their defense has held up and is likely to be a focal point. They held the Monarchs to only 160 total yards and will need to do the same against Army. Western Kentucky needs to stop the run of the Black Knights if they want to win this outright.
Players to watch: Steven Duncan QB 70 CMP 119 ATT 790 YDS 58.8 CMP% 6.6 AVG 77 LNG 5 TD 4 INT; Gaej Walker RB 97 ATT 426 YDS 4.4 AVG 68 LNG; Ty Storey QB 22 ATT 38 YDS 1.7 AVG 15 LNG; Jahcour Pearson WR 28 REC 291 YDS 10.4 AVG 50 LNG; Lucky Jackson WR 20 REC 218 YDS 10.9 AVG 48 LNG
Army Black Knights vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Numbers
Army is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Western Kentucky is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Army Black Knights vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Picks
Live sports betting sites have chosen the Army Black Knights as the winner. The team is predicted to win with a 33.9-17.5 score, covering the spread and total going over.