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Top Betting Picks for Boca Raton Bowl: WKU Hilltoppers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers 12/18/2021

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Top Betting Picks for Boca Raton Bowl WKU Hilltoppers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers 12-18-2021

WKU Hilltoppers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers 12/18/2021 –  The Boca Raton Bowl 2021 is all set to get underway at the FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. The WKU Hilltoppers will represent the C-USA East as they take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers from the Sun Belt. The Hilltoppers finished first in the Conference USA but they ended up losing their last game. Both teams dropped just one conference game on the season and they managed to stay ahead of their opponents. The Mountaineers were unable to get past their opponent but they were keen on securing the Bowl title.

WKU Hilltoppers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers 12/18/2021

When: Saturday, December 18, 11:00 AM ET
Where: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
TV: ESPN
Stream: Sofascore
WKU Hilltoppers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers 12/18/2021
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Hilltoppers +3 (-107) 66 o (-107) +138
Mountaineers -3 (-107) 66 u (-107) -152
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WKU Hilltoppers

The Hilltoppers completed their regular season with a 7-1 conference record and are 8-5 with their overall play. Western Kentucky dropped their last game against the UTSA Roadrunners with a 49-41 final score. QB Bailey Zappe recorded 11 interceptions and 56 TDs in a span of 5545 yards. Noah Whittington managed to cover 467 rushing yards with one TD. From the receiving end, the Hilltoppers have Jarreth Sterns as their leader with 1718 yards and 14 TD receptions. The other notable players from the defensive end are DeAngelo Malone and Antwon Kincade.

Players to watch: B. Zappe QB (CMP 442, ATT 639, YDS 5545, CMP% 69.2, AVG 8.7, LNG 74, TD 56, INT 11, SACK 15, SYL -105, RTG 167.5), C. 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), N. Whittington RB (ATT 94, YDS 467, AVG 5, LNG 22, TD 1), A. Cofield RB (ATT 80, YDS 372, AVG 4.7, LNG 20, TD 4), J. Sterns WR (REC 137, YDS 1718, AVG 12.5, LNG 74, TD 14).

Appalachian State Mountaineers

The Mountaineers pushed their way forward once again with a 7-1 conference record. Overall, they won 10 of their 13 games on the season. Last week, they came off a 24-16 defeat against the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. The Mountaineers have Chase Brice touching 3020 passing yards with 10 interceptions and 23 TDs. From the rushing end, Nate Noel has taken the lead with 1078 rushing yards and four TDs. Corey Xavier Sutton is the leader in receiving with 904 yards and seven TD receptions.

Players to watch: C. Brice QB (CMP 227, ATT 367, YDS 3020, CMP% 61.9, AVG 8.2, LNG 80, TD 23, INT 10, SACK 13, SYL -74, RTG 146.2), J. Huesman QB (CMP 7, ATT 9, YDS 75, CMP% 77.8, AVG 8.3, LNG 37, TD 1, INT 0, SACK 0, SYL 0, RTG 184.4), N. Noel RB (ATT 196, YDS 1078, AVG 5.5, LNG 46, TD 4), C. Peoples RB (ATT 153, YDS 825, AVG 5.4, LNG 43, TD 14), C. Sutton WR (REC 61, YDS 904, AVG 14.8, LNG 79, TD 7).

WKU Hilltoppers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Numbers

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WKU Hilltoppers

Western Kentucky are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky’s last 5 games.
Hilltoppers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Western Kentucky are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Western Kentucky are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Sun Belt conference.

Appalachian State Mountaineers

Appalachian State are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Appalachian State’s last 5 games.
Mountaineers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Appalachian State are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games this season.
Appalachian State are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Conference USA conference.

WKU Hilltoppers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Picks

Both teams are equally performing well and have topped their respective conference games. However, the college football bowl odds favor the Hilltoppers to win this game and cover the spread with a predicted score of 38-36.