Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs MTSU Blue Raiders Prediction, 10/3/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs MTSU Blue Raiders
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Western Kentucky (-7)
Asher O'Hara and the MTSU Blue Raiders (0-3) host the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (0-2) at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium on Saturday, October 3, 2020. The spread on this contest has Western Kentucky as 7-point favorites. The O/U is set at 51.5.
In the last game they played, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers played the Liberty Flames and went home in defeat by a score of 30-24. Tyrrell Pigrome went 18/25 with 193 yards by way of passing and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Pigrome paced the team on the ground in this game. He had a long run of 21 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 62 yards on 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.4 yards per run. Mitchell Tinsley was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 69 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 11.5 yards per catch in this game.
The Hilltoppers have tallied 539 total yards over the course of this season. As a team they average 108.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 58th in the nation. With reference to notching touchdowns, Western Kentucky has earned 4 touchdowns via the pass and 2 touchdowns via the ground. When talking about scoring points, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 22.5 points per game. The Hilltoppers are sitting in 57th in D-1 concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 32.5 PPG. They are giving up an average of 5.2 yards per rush on the ground and 249.0 yards on the ground per game this season. In total, they have allowed 498 rushing yards through 2 contests. In terms of passing yardage, the Hilltoppers are conceding 476 yds which has them sitting in 52nd in the nation. In their 2 games, they have allowed 238 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 58.2%. For the year, they have allowed 487 yards/contest putting them at 70th in the nation.
For his career, Pigrome has passed for 2,099 yds with 13 TD's and 10 interceptions. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the football 207 times totaling 760 yards. His QB rating is 120 with a touchdown percentage of 4.1% and an interception percentage of 3.2%. He is averaging 58.3 yards per outing. Tyrrell Pigrome has connected on 180 of his attempted career 316 throws for a completion percentage of 57.0%.
In their last outing, the MTSU Blue Raiders went up against the UTSA Roadrunners and went home in defeat by a score of 37-35. Jayy McDonald led the team in rushing in this outing. He broke a long run for 64 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 76 yards by way of 7 carries which gave him an average of 10.9 yards per run. Jarrin Pierce was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 107 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 15.3 yards per reception in this outing. Asher O'Hara went 31/47 with 372 yards through the air and added 3 touchdowns. He gave away 2 interceptions on the day.
During this campaign so far, the Blue Raiders have thrown for a total of 635 passing yards as well as an average of 211.7 throwing yards per contest, which has them ranked 48th in college football. The MTSU Blue Raiders have an average of 329.3 yards/outing which ranks them 58th in Division 1. They hold an average of 117.7 yards per game on the ground and have run for 353 yards for the year. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Blue Raiders rank 63rd in college football averaging 16.3 points per contest. MTSU has surrendered a total of 668 yards via the ground game (222.7 yards per contest) as well as 10 touchdowns via the rush on the year. The Blue Raiders are surrendering 42 PPG, which has them sitting 74th in the country. In total, they have relinquished 126 points. They have allowed 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 195.7 yards/game, which has them in 32nd in D-1.
O'Hara has thrown for 23 TD's compared to 14 interceptions in his career. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 5.2% and his interception percentage is 3.2%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 1,276 yds on 267 tries. He averages 191.6 yards per contest through the air with a 135.9 QB rating. In 17 contests in his collegiate career, Asher O'Hara has completed 275 of his 439 tries for 3,257 yards.
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders +7 and over 51.5 total points
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