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    Star wide receiver Daewood Davis and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (3-2) play the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-3) on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET, at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium.

    The Hilltoppers are solid favorites (-8) in their game against the Blue Raiders, with the over/under being 67 points. (On the moneyline, the Hilltoppers are -300 and the Blue Raiders are +237.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    • Stadium: Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium
    Hilltoppers vs Blue Raiders Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Hilltoppers -8 -111 -110 67 -112 -109 -300 +237

    Western Kentucky Betting Insights

    • Middle Tennessee’s ATS record is 3-3-0 this season.
    • Middle Tennessee is a 2-1 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 8 points or more this year.
    • In Middle Tennessee’s six games with a set total, four have hit the over (66.7%).

    Western Kentucky Stats & Insights

    • Western Kentucky ranks 49th in total defense this season (353.2 yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking ninth-best in the FBS with 500.6 total yards per game.
    • Western Kentucky has the 47th-ranked defense this season (22.2 points allowed per game), and has been more effective offensively, ranking seventh-best with 43.4 points per game.
    • Western Kentucky has the 79th-ranked defense this year in terms of passing yards (238.0 allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking sixth-best with 352.8 passing yards per game.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Western Kentucky ranks 77th in the FBS with 147.8 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 32nd in rushing yards allowed per contest (115.2).
    • On defense, Western Kentucky has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 20th-best by surrendering a 29.6% third-down conversion rate. The team’s offense ranks 73rd (39.0% third-down conversion rate).
    • With 14 forced turnovers (fifth in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (62nd in the FBS), Western Kentucky’s +6 turnover margin is the 14th-best in college football.

    Western Kentucky’s Best Players

    • Austin Reed has 2,040 pass yards for Western Kentucky, completing 71.8% of his passes and throwing 19 touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 120 rushing yards (20.0 ypg) on 42 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Kye Robichaux has carried the ball 60 times for a team-high 380 yards on the ground and has found the end zone two times.
    • Davion Ervin-Poindexter has been handed the ball 40 times this year and racked up 140 yards (23.3 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Davis’ leads his squad with 606 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 44 catches (out of 57 targets) and scored five touchdowns.
    • Malachi Corley has hauled in 35 receptions totaling 429 yards, finding the end zone five times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Michael Mathison has a total of 305 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 30 passes and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Jaques Evans leads the team with 4.5 sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has collected 5.0 TFL and 34 tackles.
    • Kaleb Oliver leads the team with two interceptions, while also collecting 13 tackles and two passes defended.

    Middle Tennessee Betting Insights

    • Middle Tennessee’s ATS record is 3-3-0 this year.
    • When it has played as at least 8-point underdogs this season, Middle Tennessee is 2-1 against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in four of Middle Tennessee’s six games with a set total.

    Middle Tennessee Stats & Insights

    • Middle Tennessee has sputtering defensively, ranking 24th-worst with 423.7 total yards given up per game. It has been better on offense, compiling 372.5 total yards per contest (90th-ranked).
    • From an offensive angle, Middle Tennessee is compiling 29.8 points per game (72nd-ranked). It ranks 103rd in the FBS on the other side of the ball (31.0 points given up per game).
    • Middle Tennessee has been struggling against the pass, ranking 14th-worst with 283.3 passing yards surrendered per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, regstering 260.5 passing yards per contest (50th-ranked).
    • Middle Tennessee’s running game has been sputtering, ranking 21st-worst in the FBS with 112.0 rushing yards per game. It has been more effective on defense, surrendering 140.3 rushing yards per contest (67th-ranked).
    • Middle Tennessee has been struggling on third down, ranking 21st-worst with a 43.8% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, generating a 38.7% third-down rate (76th-ranked).
    • Middle Tennessee owns a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking 14th-best at +6.

    Middle Tennessee’s Best Players

    • Chase Cunningham has put up 1,570 passing yards, or 261.7 per game, so far this season. He has completed 66.7% of his passes and has thrown nine touchdowns with four interceptions. He’s also helped out on the ground with 12.2 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner two times.
    • The team’s top rusher, Frank Peasant, has carried the ball 76 times for 342 yards (57.0 per game) with six touchdowns.
    • Darius Bracy has piled up 31 carries and totaled 116 yards with two touchdowns.
    • Jaylin Lane leads his squad with 469 receiving yards on 30 catches with two touchdowns.
    • Izaiah Gathings has put together a 310-yard season so far. He’s caught 36 passes on 39 targets.
    • Yusuf Ali’s 35 targets have resulted in 24 grabs for 186 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Zaylin Wood has 4.0 sacks to pace the team, and also has 3.0 TFL, 13 tackles, and one interception.
    • Teldrick Ross is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s picked up 29 tackles and 1.0 TFL.
    • Decorian Patterson leads the team with four interceptions, while also collecting 16 tackles and five passes defended.

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