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    The Jacksonville State Gamecocks (5-2) will host the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (4-2) on Tuesday at 7:30 PM ET.

    The Hilltoppers are significant favorites (-7.5) in their game versus the Gamecocks, with the over/under at 60.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Hilltoppers are -325 and the Gamecocks are +255.)

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    Game Info for Western Kentucky vs. Jacksonville State

    • Game Day: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Jacksonville, Alabama
    • Stadium: Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium
    Western Kentucky vs Jacksonville State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Western Kentucky -7.5 -111 -109 60.5 -110 -110 -325 +255

    Western Kentucky Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Western Kentucky has put together a 4-1-0 record against the spread.
    • Western Kentucky is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when favored by 7.5 points or more this season.
    • Western Kentucky has hit the over in two of five games with a set total (40%).

    Western Kentucky Stats & Insights

    • Western Kentucky sports the 69th-ranked offense this year (390 yards per game), and have been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-worst with 460.2 yards allowed per game.
    • Offensively, Western Kentucky ranks 44th in the FBS with 32.2 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 91st in points allowed (460.2 points allowed per contest).
    • Western Kentucky sports the 26th-ranked passing offense this year (286.7 passing yards per game), and has been worse defensively, ranking 18th-worst with 266.2 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Western Kentucky ranks 14th-worst in rushing offense (103.3 rushing yards per game) and 13th-worst in rushing defense (194 rushing yards per game allowed) this year.
    • Western Kentucky ranks 102nd in third-down efficiency (35.3%) on offense and 83rd in third-down conversion rate allowed (40.4%) on defense this year.
    • Western Kentucky owns the seventh-best turnover margin in college football at +8, forcing 16 turnovers (first in the FBS) while turning it over eight times (56th in the FBS).

    Western Kentucky’s Best Players

    • Austin Reed has 1,658 pass yards for Western Kentucky, completing 60.8% of his passes and throwing 14 touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 74 rushing yards (12.3 ypg) on 24 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Markese Stepp, has carried the ball 36 times for 180 yards (30 per game), scoring two times.
    • This season, LT Sanders has carried the ball 20 times for 127 yards (21.2 per game).
    • Malachi Corley’s 543 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 59 times and has collected 37 catches and five touchdowns.
    • Easton Messer has reeled in 24 passes while averaging 49.8 yards per game and scoring three touchdowns.
    • Jimmy Holiday’s 10 catches are good enough for 136 yards and one touchdown.
    • Kendrick Simpkins paces the team with five sacks, and also has five TFL and 23 tackles.
    • Western Kentucky’s top-tackler, Talique Allen, has 32 tackles this year.
    • Takulve Williams has a team-high one interception to go along with 14 tackles and one pass defended.

    Jacksonville State Betting Insights

    • Jacksonville State has a 3-2-0 record against the spread this year.
    • Jacksonville State is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 7.5 points or greater this season.
    • One of Jacksonville State’s five games with a set total has hit the over (20%).

    Jacksonville State Pick Insights

    • Jacksonville State is compiling 362.6 total yards per game on offense this season (88th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 362.7 total yards per contest (57th-ranked).
    • With 28 points per game on offense, Jacksonville State ranks 72nd in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 28th, giving up 19.4 points per contest.
    • Jacksonville State’s passing game has not been getting things done, ranking 12th-worst in the FBS with 158.6 passing yards per game. It has been more effective defensively, surrendering 231.1 passing yards per contest (78th-ranked).
    • Jacksonville State’s run offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 15th-best in the FBS with 204 rushing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is allowing 131.6 rushing yards per game, which ranks 58th.
    • Jacksonville State’s third-down defense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 17th-best in the FBS with a 31.8% third-down conversion rate allowed. In terms of offense, it is compiling a 37.5% third-down rate, which ranks 91st.
    • Jacksonville State sports a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking third-best at +9.

    Jacksonville State’s Best Players

    • Logan Smothers has thrown for 638 yards on 58-of-102 passing with five touchdowns and two interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 253 yards and six rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Malik Jackson, has carried the ball 104 times for 578 yards (82.6 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Perry Carter Jr. has hauled in 325 receiving yards on 18 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring two touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Quinton Lane has collected 167 receiving yards (23.9 yards per game) and one touchdown on 14 receptions.
    • Sean Brown has racked up 148 reciving yards (21.1 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • Kamari Stephens has 3.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has two TFL and seven tackles.
    • Jacksonville State’s top-tackler, Quae Drake, has 38 tackles, one TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Kekoura Tarnue has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 18 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.

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