Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: FAU Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Western Kentucky (+11.5)
FAU Stadium is the site where Nick Tronti and the Florida Atlantic Owls (2-1) will play the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (2-5) on Saturday. The odds on this contest have Florida Atlantic as 11.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 41.
In their last contest, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers took on the BYU Cougars and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 41-10. Tyrrell Pigrome went 19/30 with 106 yards by way of passing and tossed 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Gaej Walker paced the team on the ground in this outing. He had a long run of 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 75 yards via 17 carries which meant he was running for 4.4 yards per tote. Xavier Lane was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 31 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 10.3 yards per reception in this outing.
The Hilltoppers have racked up 1,933 yards in total for the year. Offensively they maintain an average of 116.3 yards on the ground ranking them 81st in the country. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Western Kentucky has earned 11 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. In terms of putting points on the board, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 16.6 PPG. The Hilltoppers sit in 72nd in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 29.7 points per game. They are giving up 4.7 yards per running attempt and 185.7 rushing yards per game this year. During this campaign, they have conceded 1,300 rushing yards through 7 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Hilltoppers have conceded 1,330 yds which puts them in 76th in the nation. Over the course of their 7 games, they have yielded 190.0 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 57.8%. Overall, they are surrendering 375.7 yards/game ranking them 54th in college football.
Tyrrell Pigrome has connected on 236 of his attempted career 411 passes for a completion percentage of 57.4%. He is averaging 63.2 yds per game. For his college career, Pigrome has passed for 2,527 yds with 17 TD's and 10 picks. He has a QB rating of 117.9 with a touchdown percentage of 4.1% and an interception percentage of 2.4%. Since his college career started, he has attempted a run 236 different times for a total of 864 yds.
The last time they took the field, the Florida Atlantic Owls played the UTSA Roadrunners and took home the victory by a score of 24-3. Nick Tronti went 11/19 with 136 yards by way of passing and tossed 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Malcolm Davidson paced the team in rushing in this game. His longest run of the day went for 30 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 115 yards via 14 carries which gave him an average of 8.2 yards per run. Aaron Young was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 54 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 18.0 yards per catch in this game.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Owls have compiled 382 yards through the air along with an average of 127.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 95th in college football. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 293.7 yards per outing which has them ranked 94th in Division 1. They have an average of 166.3 yards per game via the rush and have run for 499 yards in total. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Owls are sitting 91st in the country maintaining an average of 18.0 PPG. The Owls are relinquishing 13.3 PPG, ranking them 21st in Division 1. This year, they have allowed 40 points. Florida Atlantic has given up a total of 320 yards on the ground (106.7 yards per game) as well as 1 touchdown via the rush for the year. They have allowed 3 touchdowns via the pass as well as 230.3 yards per contest, which has them sitting 59th in college football.
In 14 games in his college career, Nick Tronti has completed 57 of his 93 attempts for 562 yds. He averages 40.1 yards per game through the air with a 125.5 quarterback rating. Tronti has thrown for 5 TD's compared to 2 picks in his career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 320 yards on 86 tries. His TD rate on pass attempts is 5.4% and his interception rate is 2.2%.
Who will win tonight's Hilltoppers/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hilltoppers +11.5
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