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Malachi Corley will lead the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (7-4) into their matchup versus the Auburn Tigers (4-6) at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday at 4:00 PM ET.
The Tigers are the favorites (-5.5) in their matchup against the Hilltoppers, with the over/under being 52 points. (On the moneyline, the Tigers are -215 and the Hilltoppers are +174.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for Auburn vs. Western Kentucky
- Game Day: Saturday, November 19, 2022
- Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: SEC Network
- Location: Auburn, Alabama
- Stadium: Jordan-Hare Stadium
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Auburn Betting Insights
- So far this season, Western Kentucky has put together an 8-3-0 record against the spread.
- When it has played as at least 5.5-point underdogs this season, Western Kentucky is 2-0 against the spread.
- Three of Western Kentucky’s 11 games with a set total have hit the over (27.3%).
Auburn Stats & Insights
- Auburn is compiling 377.3 yards per game on offense, which ranks 76th in the FBS. On defense, the Tigers rank 76th, giving up 384.2 yards per contest.
- Auburn ranks 100th in scoring offense (22.9 points per game) and 87th in scoring defense (28.8 points allowed per game) this season.
- Auburn has been a bottom-25 pass offense this year, ranking 19th-worst with 187.3 passing yards per contest. The defense is ranked 35th in the FBS (201.8 passing yards allowed per game).
- Auburn ranks 33rd in run offense (190.0 rushing yards per game) and 106th in run defense (182.4 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
- Auburn is averaging a 35.8% third-down conversion rate on offense this year (98th in the FBS), and is giving up a 40.9% third-down percentage (85th) on defense.
- Auburn has forced 10 total turnovers (111th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 20 times (119th in the FBS) for -10a turnover margin of -10, 100th-ranked in college football.
Auburn’s Best Players
- Robby Ashford has been a dual threat for Auburn so far this season. He has 1,434 passing yards, completing 50% of his passes and tossing six touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 552 yards (55.2 ypg) on 127 carries with five rushing touchdowns.
- Tank Bigsby has 797 rushing yards on 146 carries with eight touchdowns. He’s also added 24 catches for 163 yards (16.3 per game).
- Ja’Varrius Johnson’s leads his squad with 444 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 24 receptions (out of 42 targets) and scored two touchdowns.
- Koy Moore has put up a 266-yard season so far, reeling in 17 passes on 32 targets.
- Jarquez Hunter has a total of 209 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 14 throws and scoring two touchdowns.
- Derick Hall has racked up 6.5 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 7.0 TFL, 45 tackles, and one interception.
- Owen Pappoe, Auburn’s top tackler, has 63 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks this year.
- Hall has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has 45 tackles, 7.0 TFL, 6.5 sacks, and one pass defended to his name.
Western Kentucky Betting Insights
- So far this season, Western Kentucky has compiled an 8-3-0 record against the spread.
- Western Kentucky is 2-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 5.5-point underdogs.
- Out of Western Kentucky’s 11 games with a set total, three have hit the over (27.3%).
Western Kentucky Stats & Insights
- Western Kentucky’s defense ranks 61st in the FBS with 374.4 total yards allowed per contest, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks 14th-best by piling up 484.7 total yards per game.
- Western Kentucky’s offensive attack has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 15th-best in the FBS with 37.9 points per contest. In terms of defense, it is surrendering 21.2 points per game, which ranks 30th.
- Western Kentucky’s passing attack has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks fourth-best in the FBS with 336.5 passing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is allowing 228.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 69th.
- With 148.3 rushing yards per game on offense, Western Kentucky ranks 72nd in the FBS. On defense it ranks 63rd, allowing 145.6 rushing yards per game.
- In terms of third-down efficiency, Western Kentucky ranks 48th in the FBS (42.4% third-down conversion percentage) and 33rd defensively (34.2% third-down rate allowed).
- Western Kentucky has generated 30 forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over 16 times, leading to a +14 turnover margin, which ranks second-best in the FBS.
Western Kentucky’s Best Players
- Austin Reed leads Western Kentucky with 3,552 yards on 299-of-440 passing with 31 touchdowns compared to seven interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 179 rushing yards (16.3 ypg) on 74 carries while scoring seven touchdowns on the ground.
- Kye Robichaux has run the ball 73 times for 496 yards, with three touchdowns.
- Davion Ervin-Poindexter has run for 359 yards across 83 attempts, scoring three touchdowns.
- Corley’s 955 receiving yards (86.8 yards per game) are a team high. He has 70 catches on 96 targets with seven touchdowns.
- Daewood Davis has caught 62 passes and compiled 847 receiving yards (77.0 per game) with seven touchdowns.
- Jaylen Hall’s 67 targets have resulted in 42 grabs for 527 yards and four touchdowns.
- Jaques Evans, the team’s sack and tackle leader, has racked up 8.0 sacks, 8.0 TFL and 60 tackles.
- Upton Stout has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 13 tackles and three passes defended to his name.