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    Two of the top offensive performers in college football will be on show when QB Austin Reed and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (5-4) visit wide receiver Elijah Spencer and the Charlotte 49ers (2-7) on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

    The Hilltoppers are very heavy favorites (currently -16.5) in their matchup against the 49ers, with the over/under being 72 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Hilltoppers are -741 and the 49ers are +499.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Western Kentucky vs. Charlotte

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 5, 2022
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
    • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Jerry Richardson Stadium
    Hilltoppers vs 49ers Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Hilltoppers -16.5 -112 -110 72 -110 -112 -741 +499

    Western Kentucky Betting Insights

    • So far this season, Charlotte has put together a 3-6-0 record against the spread.
    • Charlotte is a 2-2 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 16.5 points or more this year.
    • Charlotte has gone over in six of their nine games with a set total (66.7%).

    Western Kentucky Stats & Insights

    • Western Kentucky ranks 69th in total defense this year (378.7 yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with 471.7 total yards per game.
    • Western Kentucky ranks 30th in scoring offense (34.8 points per game) and 51st in scoring defense (24 points allowed per game) this season.
    • Western Kentucky sports the 77th-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (236.9 allowed per game), and has been more effective on offense, ranking 11th-best with 318.1 passing yards per game.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Western Kentucky ranks 65th in the FBS with 153.6 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 65th in rushing yards allowed per contest (141.8).
    • Western Kentucky has the 75th-ranked offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (38.7% percentage), and has been more effective on defense, ranking 18th-best with a 31.1% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Western Kentucky has the 14th-best turnover margin in college football at +7, forcing 21 turnovers (second in the FBS) while turning it over 14 times (92nd in the FBS).

    Western Kentucky’s Best Players

    • Reed has 2,766 pass yards for Western Kentucky, completing 68.6% of his passes and tossing 22 touchdowns and six interceptions this season. He’s also helped out on the ground with 176 rushing yards (19.6 ypg) on 67 carries with six rushing touchdowns.
    • Kye Robichaux has 458 rushing yards on 68 carries with three touchdowns.
    • This season, Davion Ervin-Poindexter has carried the ball 79 times for 309 yards (34.3 per game) and three touchdowns.
    • Daewood Davis’ 709 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 77 times and has collected 54 receptions and five touchdowns.
    • Malachi Corley has hauled in 58 receptions totaling 703 yards, finding the end zone six times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Michael Mathison has a total of 413 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 39 throws and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Jaques Evans, the team’s tackle and sacks leader, has collected 5.5 sacks, six TFL and 56 tackles.
    • Kahlef Hailassie has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 31 tackles, six TFL, three sacks, and two passes defended to his name.

    Charlotte Betting Insights

    • Charlotte is 3-6-0 ATS this season.
    • Charlotte is a 2-2 record against the spread when an underdog by 16.5 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in six of Charlotte’s nine games with a set total.

    Charlotte Stats & Insights

    • Charlotte’s defense has been bottom-25 in total defense this season, ceding 507 total yards per game, which ranks second-worst. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 77th with 383.1 total yards per contest.
    • Charlotte has been sputtering defensively, ranking worst with 41 points allowed per game. It has been more effective on the other side of the ball, generating 27.3 points per contest (76th-ranked).
    • Charlotte has been struggling in pass defense, ranking 15th-worst with 273.9 passing yards surrendered per game. It has been better offensively, putting up 274.7 passing yards per contest (33rd-ranked).
    • In terms of rushing, this season has been hard for Charlotte on both sides of the ball, as it is posting just 108.4 rushing yards per contest (20th-worst) and surrendering 233.1 rushing yards per game (third-worst).
    • Charlotte ranks 84th in third-down conversion percentage (37.5%) on offense, but it has been less productive defensively, ranking 14th-worst in the FBS with a 45.9% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Charlotte has compiled nine forced turnovers (96th in the FBS) and committed 16 turnovers (111th in the FBS) this season for a -7 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.

    Charlotte’s Best Players

    • Chris Reynolds has put up 1,787 passing yards, or 198.6 per game, so far this season. He has completed 64.9% of his passes and has tossed 19 touchdowns with nine interceptions.
    • The team’s top rusher, Shadrick Byrd, has carried the ball 100 times for 437 yards (48.6 per game) with four touchdowns. He’s also caught 16 passes for 156 yards and one touchdown.
    • Chavon McEachern has racked up 252 yards (on 56 attempts) with one touchdown.
    • Spencer has racked up 802 receiving yards on 43 receptions to pace his squad so far this season while scoring seven touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Grant Dubose has 47 receptions (on 80 targets) for a total of 562 yards (62.4 yards per game) and eight touchdowns this year.
    • Victor Tucker’s 38 grabs (on 57 targets) have netted him 380 yards (42.2 ypg) and six touchdowns.
    • Amir Siddiq has three sacks to lead the team, and also has four TFL and 22 tackles.
    • Charlotte’s top-tackler, Prince Bemah, has 25 tackles and one sack this year.
    • Wayne Jones leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 17 tackles, two TFL, and two passes defended.
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