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WKU Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd 10/26/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

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WKU Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd 10-26-2019 Picks Predictions Previews

WKU Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd 10/26/2019 – The Marshal Thundering Herd go for another win when they face the streaking Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Saturday. Vegas sports betting favors the Herd, mainly because they lead the head-to-head matchup between the two squads. A win by the Thundering Herd this weekend would be their third consecutive over the Hilltoppers over the last two seasons. WKU can easily the call of online betting sites by showing up with their tough defense once more.

WKU Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd 10/26/2019

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 2:30 PM ET
Where: John C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington
TV: ESPN+
Stream: ESPN+

WKU Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd 10/26/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Hilltoppers +4 (-115) 45.5 o (-110) +210
Herd -4 (-105) 45.5 u (-110) -250
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WKU Hilltoppers

All eyes will be on Deangelo Malone of the WKU Hilltoppers this weekend. He is behind the great defensive game of the Hilltoppers, a reason why WKU owns a 4-0 conference record. He is also part of the reason why the Hilltoppers are ranked no. 17 in FBS defensive ranking. This could be a point of concern for the Thundering Herd even if oddsmakers favor them to win. Quarterback Ty Storey needs to continue leading the team on offense. An upset may come to fruition if Storey is able to get the offensive flow going for the Hilltoppers.

Players to watch: T. Storey QB  78 CMP 112 ATT 805 YDS 69.6  CMP% 7.2 AVG 69 LNG 5 TD 1 INT;  G. Walker RB 143 ATT 628 YDS 4.4 AVG 68 LNG; J. Sloan RB  5 ATT 24 YDS 4.8 AVG 14 LNG; L. Jackson  WR 30 REC 404 YDS 13.5 AVG 69 LNG; J. Pearson WR 40 REC 384 YDS 9.6 AVG 50 LNG

Marshall Thundering Herd

If the trend continues, the Thundering Herd should continue their mastery over the Hilltoppers. Although they are installed as favorites, Marshall is aware that an upset can happen. WKU is performing well and their defense has been key. Marshall will get to try just how good that is this weekend. They are averaging 216.9 rushing yards with Brendan Knox leading the way. The Herd will try to break the WKU defense which has been giving up only 110.3 yards per game. Also, Marshall needs to improve its defensive end. They have been struggling, giving up 26.6 points per game. They did struggle against Florida Atlantic, meaning tweaks are needed against the Hilltoppers.  

Players to watch I. Green QB  114 CMP 197  ATT 1,377 YDS 57.9 CMP% 7 AVG 75  LNG 10 TD 6 INT; B. Knox RB 118 ATT 719 YDS 6.1 AVG 43 LNG; S. Evans RB  47 ATT 261 YDS 5.6 AVG 18 LNG; A. Levias TE 22 REC 269 YDS 12.2  AVG 75 LNG; W. Johnson WR 8 REC 205 YDS 25.6 AVG 60 LNG

WKU Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Numbers

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WKU Hilltoppers

Hilltoppers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Kentucky’s last 6 games.
Western Kentucky is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Hilltoppers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against Marshall.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Kentucky’s last 5 games on the road.

Marshall Thundering Herd

Marshall is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Herd’s last 10 games.
Marshall is 10-5 SU in their last 15 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marshall’s last 5 games against Western Kentucky.
Herd is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games at home.

WKU Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Picks

The Marshall Thundering Herd is the odds-on-favorite to win against the WKU Hilltoppers this Saturday by sportsbooks. The Herd is predicted to win via a score of 25.2-28.3 covering the spread and total going over.