Austin Peay Governors vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 08/27/2022 Opening Game Odds, Picks and College Football Predictions

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Austin Peay Governors vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 08-27-2022 Opening Game Odds Picks and College Football Predictions

Austin Peay Governors vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 08/27/2022 – The 2022 college football season has finally arrived and the first game is all set to take place between Austin Peay Governors and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. This is going to be an exciting game with all the odds and betting lines updated online. The Governors finished third in the Ohio Valley Conference last season and they hope to get to the top this time. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers secured to top spot in the Conference USA East and are all set to cause damage once again this season.

Austin Peay Governors vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 08/27/2022

When: Saturday, August 27, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, Kentucky
TV: CBSSN
Stream: Sofascore

Austin Peay Governors vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 08/27/2022

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Governors +22.5 (-118) 67.5 o (+100) +1300
Hilltoppers -22.5 (-125) 67.5 u (-120) -3333
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Austin Peay Governors

The Austin Peay Governors won four of their six games last season and secured a 6-5 overall record. The Governors finished behind the Redhawks. The Governors were unable to get past the FCS competition as they lost against Ole Miss with a 54-17 final score. Austin Peay’s defense completed second in the FCS and they hope to do better this time. The competition is hard and there are top teams in their conference play.

Players to watch: Draylen Ellis QB (CMP 191 ATT 351 YDS 2623 CMP% 54.4 AVG 7.5 LNG 73 TD 19 INT 8 SACK 22 SYL -80 RTG 130.5), Sheldon Layman QB (CMP 35 ATT 58 YDS 345 CMP% 60.3 AVG 5.9 LNG 35 TD 3 INT 1 SACK 5 SYL -33 RTG 123.9), Ahmaad Tanner RB (ATT 179 YDS 813 AVG 4.5 LNG 57 TD 11), Brian Snead RB (ATT 91 YDS 492 AVG 5.4 LNG 66 TD 5), Drae McCray WR (REC 52 YDS 872 AVG 16.8 LNG 73 TD 8).

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers pushed their way to the top of the Conference USA East with a neat 7-1 record. Overall, they managed to win nine of their 14 games on the season. The Hilltoppers were ahead of Marshall. Western Kentucky held the second rank in the nation from the defensive end with 535 yards and 44 points scored. However, they will be missing out on QB Bailey Zappe since he left to the NFL. Jarret Doege will be replacing Bailey this season.

Players to watch: Bailey Zappe QB (CMP 475 ATT 686 YDS 5967 CMP% 69.2 AVG 8.7 LNG 75 TD 62 INT 11 SACK 16 SYL -114 RTG 168.9), Carson Baker QB (CMP 1 ATT 1 YDS 54 CMP% 100 AVG 54 LNG 54 TD 1 INT 0 SACK 0 SYL 0 RTG 883.6), Noah Whittington RB (ATT 101 YDS 617 AVG 6.1 LNG 86 TD 2), Adam Cofield RB (ATT 81 YDS 373 AVG 4.6 LNG 20 TD 4), Jerreth Sterns WR (REC 150 YDS 1902 AVG 12.7 LNG 74 TD 17).

Austin Peay Governors vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Numbers

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Austin Peay Governors

Austin Peay are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Austin Peay’s last 6 games.
Governors are 2-18 SU in their last 20 games.
Austin Peay are 1-19 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
Austin Peay are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games played in week 1.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Western Kentucky are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Kentucky’s last 6 games.
Western Kentucky are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Kentucky’s last 7 games at home.
Western Kentucky are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played in August.

Austin Peay Governors vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Picks

Both teams have changes on their squad and the Hilltoppers are missing out on one of their best players. Yet, they seem to have the key to success in this epic opening game as they take on the Governors. The college football odds favor the Hilltoppers to win and cover with a predicted score of 47-28.