Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Ohio State Buckeyes 9/16/2023 – College football fans, get ready for an unforgettable encounter on Saturday, September 16th, 2023 when the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers take on Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium at 4:00 PM! We provide insights and predictions for this thrilling college football contest. The week 3 college football betting tips are up with the analysis and predictions of this important game. This is most likely going to be an unbalanced game between these two teams.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Ohio State Buckeyes 9/16/2023
|When:||Saturday, September 16, 2023 4: 00 PM ET|
|Hilltoppers||+27.5 (-110)||+1870||65.5 o (-116)|
|Buckeyes||-27.5 (-110)||-7288||65.6 u (-105)|
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have experienced an outstanding start to their 2018-19 campaign, boasting an undefeated start with two wins out of two matches played so far. Their first matchup saw them defeat South Florida 41-24 as 13.5-point favorites while last week against Houston Christian (FCS school), they triumphed 52-22 but failed to cover the spread as 42.5 favorites.
Western Kentucky was notable in their performance against Houston Christian for winning the turnover battle, forcing three turnovers while holding their opponent to none. Though outgained 431-369 total yards, Western Kentucky took full advantage of their takeaways.
Ohio State, ranked 6th nationally, also began their season strong. They opened with an impressive 25-3 conference win against Indiana away, before scoring a 35-7 triumph against Youngstown State at home without covering either spread.
Kyle McCord, who won the starting role over Devin Brown, demonstrated his abilities by going 14 for 20 for 258 yards and three touchdowns against Youngstown State with no interceptions.
Offensive Firepower vs. Defensive Dominance: Western Kentucky vs. Ohio State Showdown
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers’ offense has been impressive this season, averaging 298 passing yards, 133 rushing yards, and 46 points per game on average. Quarterback Austin Reed, running back Davion Erving Poindexter, and receiver Easton Messer have been critical components in Western Kentucky’s impressive offensive performance.
Defensively, the Hilltoppers have given up an average of 189 passing yards, 267 rushing yards, and 26 points per game on defense – so facing Ohio State’s offensive might prove challenging for them.
Ohio State’s offensive success can be measured in two ways; their average was 298 passing yards and 133 rushing yards per game with 29 points scored per contest. Quarterback Kyle McCord, running back Treveyon Henderson, and receiver Marvin Harrison Jr have been key factors behind Ohio State’s offense.
the Buckeyes have held out defensively, permitting just 108 passing yards, 85 rushing yards, and five points per game – an incredible record that they hope to maintain with continued dominance in defensive play.
NCAA Latest Odds: OSU -30 ; O/U 65.5
Ohio State Buckeyes may be undefeated this season, yet have failed to cover the spread in both games they have played so far. While defeating Youngstown State 35-7 with relative ease, their performance against Indiana was nothing special either.
Western Kentucky presents Ohio State with a formidable challenge due to its excellent start and ability to capitalize on turnovers. Their offensive firepower makes them a formidable opponent.
Given Ohio State’s injuries and McCord’s apparent acceptance as a quarterback, this game could present Western Kentucky with an opportunity to cover a substantial spread.
Western Kentucky Betting Trends
Western Kentucky are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky’s last 5 games.
Western Kentucky are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Western Kentucky are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
Hilltoppers are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
Western Kentucky are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games played in September.
Buckeyes Betting Trends
Ohio State are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Ohio State’s last 13 games.
Ohio State are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games.
Buckeyes are 14-1 SU in their last 15 games at home.
Ohio State are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Conference USA conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State’s last 7 games played in September.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Pick
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Ohio State Buckeyes promises to be an exciting showdown, even though Ohio State is generally considered the favorite. But given Western Kentucky’s strong start and ability to create turnovers, expect this contest to remain close – college football fans should stay tuned as this game could yield surprises, touchdowns, and unforgettable memories on the gridiron. The Buckeyes are way stronger and they are all set to take out the Hilltoppers with the sports betting odds on their side.