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    The South Alabama Jaguars and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers play in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on December 21, 2022, with kickoff at 9:00 PM ET, airing on ESPN.

    The Hilltoppers are expected to lose by at least a touchdown (currently +7.5) against the Jaguars (with an over/under of 55 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for South Alabama vs. Western Kentucky

    • Game Day: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
    • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Stadium: Caesars Superdome
    Jaguars vs Hilltoppers Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Jaguars -7.5 -110 -110 55 -113 -108 N/A N/A

    South Alabama Betting Insights

    • Western Kentucky’s ATS record is 8-5-0 this year.
    • In Western Kentucky’s 13 games with a set total, five have hit the over (38.5%).

    South Alabama Stats & Insights

    • South Alabama ranks 40th in total offense this year (423.3 yards per game), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 11th-best in the FBS with 423.3 yards allowed per game.
    • South Alabama ranks 40th in points scored this season (31.9 points per game), but has been shining on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 14th-best in the FBS with 19.4 points allowed per game.
    • Offensively, South Alabama ranks 40th in the FBS with 258.7 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 52nd in passing yards allowed per contest (215.8).
    • On the defensive side of the ball, South Alabama has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking sixth-best by giving up only 87.5 per game. The Jaguars rank 56th on offense (164.6 rushing yards per game).
    • South Alabama sports the 33rd-ranked offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (43.3% percentage), and has been more effective on defense, ranking 11th-best with a 29.9% third-down percentage allowed.
    • South Alabama ranks 38th in college football with a +3 turnover margin after forcing 16 turnovers (60th in the FBS) while committing 13 (26th in the FBS).

    South Alabama’s Best Players

    • Carter Bradley has 2,968 yards passing for South Alabama, completing 64.2% of his passes and recording 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season.
    • La’Damian Webb has racked up 1,010 yards on 196 carries while finding paydirt 13 times as a runner. He’s also caught 17 passes for 184 yards (16.7 per game) and one touchdown through the air.
    • Braylon McReynolds has carried the ball 55 times for 311 yards (31.1 per game) while also racking up 188 yards through the air, scoring one time.
    • Jalen Wayne’s 797 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted zero times and has totaled 56 catches and nine touchdowns.
    • Caullin Lacy has hauled in 58 passes while averaging 62.9 yards per game and scoring six touchdowns.
    • Devin Voisin’s 53 catches have turned into 714 yards and four touchdowns.
    • Jamie Sheriff has five sacks to lead the team, and also has five TFL and 39 tackles.
    • Jaden Voisin is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s picked up 70 tackles, five TFL, and two interceptions.
    • Yamarus Banks leads the team with five interceptions, while also recording 41 tackles, five TFL, one sack, and 10 passes defended.

    Western Kentucky Betting Insights

    • Western Kentucky is 8-5-0 against the spread this year.
    • Western Kentucky has hit the over in five of their 13 games with a set total (38.5%).

    Western Kentucky Stats & Insights

    • Western Kentucky’s defense ranks 72nd in the FBS with 381.0 total yards surrendered per contest, but it has been bolstered by its offense, which ranks 10th-best by compiling 483.6 total yards per game.
    • Western Kentucky’s offensive attack has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 18th-best in the FBS with 35.8 points per contest. In terms of defense, it is surrendering 23.5 points per game, which ranks 43rd.
    • Western Kentucky’s pass offense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks second-best in the FBS with 339.2 passing yards per contest. In terms of defense, it is giving up 224.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 69th.
    • From an offensive perspective, Western Kentucky is generating 144.4 rushing yards per contest (72nd-ranked). It ranks 78th in the FBS on defense (156.3 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Western Kentucky is putting up a 41.4% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (44th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 35.6% third-down rate (42nd-ranked) on defense.
    • Western Kentucky sports a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking 10th-best at +9.

    Western Kentucky’s Best Players

    • Austin Reed leads Western Kentucky with 4,250 yards on 353-of-547 passing with 36 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 207 rushing yards (15.9 ypg) on 86 carries while scoring eight touchdowns on the ground.
    • Kye Robichaux has carried the ball 73 times for 496 yards, with three touchdowns.
    • Davion Ervin-Poindexter has racked up 493 yards (on 107 attempts) with three touchdowns.
    • Malachi Corley has totaled 90 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 1,181 (90.8 yards per game). He’s been targeted zero times and has nine touchdowns.
    • Daewood Davis has totaled 882 receiving yards (73.5 yards per game) and seven touchdowns on 65 receptions.
    • Jaylen Hall has racked up 729 reciving yards (56.1 ypg) and five touchdowns this season.
    • Jaques Evans leads the team with seven sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has racked up 10 TFL and 97 tackles.
    • Kaleb Oliver has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 61 tackles, two TFL, two sacks, and two passes defended.

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