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    One of the best QBs in college football will be featured when Austin Reed and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (3-1) host the Troy Trojans (1-2) on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

    The Hilltoppers are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-5.5), versus the Trojans. The over/under for this matchup is 57.5 points.

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Western Kentucky vs. Troy

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • Stadium: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
    Hilltoppers vs Trojans Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Hilltoppers -5.5 -108 -113 57.5 -112 -110 -216 +172

    Western Kentucky Betting Insights

    • Troy has gone 3-1-0 ATS this year.
    • Troy is a perfect 2-0 against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this year.
    • Out of Troy’s four games with a set total, two have hit the over (50%).

    Western Kentucky Stats & Insights

    • Western Kentucky ranks 45th in total defense this year (337.8 yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 11th-best in the FBS with 508.3 total yards per game.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, Western Kentucky has been a top-25 unit, ranking seventh-best in the FBS by putting up 47.5 points per game. The Hilltoppers rank 35th on defense (19.3 points allowed per game).
    • Western Kentucky sports the 74th-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (227.5 allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking 13th-best with 339.5 passing yards per game.
    • Western Kentucky ranks 63rd in run offense (168.8 rushing yards per game) and 42nd in run defense (110.3 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Defensively, Western Kentucky has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 24th-best by giving up a 28.4% third-down percentage. The team’s offense ranks 97th (34.9% third-down conversion rate).
    • Western Kentucky has forced 13 total turnovers (second in the FBS) this season and have turned it over six times (80th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +7, the fifth-best in college football.

    Western Kentucky’s Best Players

    • Reed has racked up 1,261 yards (315.3 ypg) on 104-of-143 passing with 14 touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 67 rushing yards (16.8 ypg) on 21 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
    • Kye Robichaux has carried the ball 36 times for a team-high 265 yards on the ground and has found the end zone one time as a runner.
    • This season, Davion Ervin-Poindexter has carried the ball 34 times for 132 yards (33.0 per game) and three touchdowns.
    • Daewood Davis’ leads his squad with 364 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 24 catches (out of 33 targets) and scored three touchdowns.
    • Malachi Corley has put together a 275-yard season so far with five touchdowns, hauling in 20 passes on 24 targets.
    • Jaylen Hall has been the target of 13 passes and hauled in 11 catches for 131 yards, an average of 32.8 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone one time through the air this season.
    • Jaques Evans, the team’s leader in tackles and sacks, has amassed 3.5 sacks, 4.0 TFL and 23 tackles.
    • Kaleb Oliver has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has seven tackles and two passes defended to his name.

    Troy Betting Insights

    • Troy is 3-1-0 against the spread this year.
    • Troy is 2-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 5.5-point underdogs.
    • Troy hase gone over in two of four games with a set total (50%).

    Troy Stats & Insights

    • Troy is generating 409.0 total yards per contest on offense this season (71st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 415.0 total yards per contest (102nd-ranked).
    • With 25.3 points per game on offense, Troy ranks 95th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 74th, surrendering 25.7 points per game.
    • Troy’s pass defense ranks 89th in the FBS with 251.3 passing yards allowed per game, but it has been led by its offense, which ranks 10th-best by racking up 350.7 passing yards per contest.
    • Troy ranks fifth-worst in rushing yards per game (58.3), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 93rd in the FBS with 163.7 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • Troy ranks 49th in third-down conversion rate (43.6%) on offense, but it has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking 16th-worst in the FBS with a 46.8% third-down percentage allowed.
    • With five forced turnovers (61st in the FBS) and six turnovers committed (80th in the FBS) this season, Troy ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -1.

    Troy’s Best Players

    • Gunnar Watson has put up 1,249 passing yards, or 312.3 per game, so far this season. He has completed 66.4% of his passes and has thrown five touchdowns with five interceptions.
    • The team’s top rusher, DK Billingsley, has carried the ball 27 times for 162 yards (40.5 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Kimani Vidal has run for 149 yards across 42 attempts, scoring one touchdown. He’s chipped in with 12 catches for 64 yards.
    • Jabre Barber has totaled 20 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 308 (77.0 yards per game). He’s been targeted 25 times and has one touchdown.
    • Tez Johnson has totaled 200 receiving yards (50.0 yards per game) on eight receptions.
    • Rajae’ Johnson-Sanders’ 11 targets have resulted in 10 catches for 173 yards and two touchdowns.
    • T.J. Jackson has racked up 3.0 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 4.0 TFL and 17 tackles.
    • Carlton Martial is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s picked up 29 tackles and 0.5 sacks.
    • Markeis Colvin has a team-leading one interception to go along with five tackles and one pass defended.

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