Charlotte 49ers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte 49ers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Hilltoppers (-19.5)
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (3-4) will take on the Charlotte 49ers (4-3) at L.T. Smith Stadium on Saturday. Western Kentucky opens this matchup as 19.5-point favorites. The total is set at 75.
The Charlotte 49ers step onto the field holding a record of 4-3 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the 49ers took the field against the Florida Atlantic Owls and ended up losing by a score of 38-9. Chris Reynolds went 22/31 with 219 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 128.1 and ended the game with 2 picks. Shadrick Byrd led the offense in rushing for the 49ers with 9 totes for 19 yds (2.1 yds per carry). Overall, they had 74 plays which gave them a total of 351 yds. The Charlotte 49ers ended up rushing 32 times and totaled 77 yards, which came out to an average of 2.4 yards per tote. When it came to stopping the run, the 49ers gave up 202 yards on 40 tries, which is an average of 5.1 yards per run surrendered. Charlotte surrendered 9 completions on 11 tries for 225 yards, and a completion percentage of 81.8%.
When talking about scoring points, the Charlotte 49ers are averaging 26.9 points per game. As a unit they are averaging 162.7 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 68th in the country. The 49ers have attained 2,792 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Charlotte has earned 16 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. Charlotte has compiled 152 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 40 infractions for 311 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 9 different times.
The 49ers sit in 90th in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 27.4 points per game. They are giving up 5.6 yards per running attempt and 221.1 rushing yards per contest for the season. During the season, they have given up 1,548 rushing yards through 7 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the 49ers have conceded 1,565 yds which puts them in 64th in Division 1. They are allowing 223.6 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 60.1%. In total, they have surrendered 444.7 yards/outing which has them sitting 122nd in the nation. They have yielded 16 touchdowns via the pass and 9 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Hilltoppers head into this matchup 3-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Hilltoppers went home victorious with a score of 34-19 against the FIU Panthers. Adam Cofield ran the ball 15 times for 74 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.9 yards per attempt for Western Kentucky. Bailey Zappe (3 TDs) ended the contest with 368 yds on 39/49 passing while his QB rating was 162.9. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his Y/A was 7.5. Western Kentucky gave up 29 running attempts for 28 yds (1.0 yards per rush). The Hilltoppers passing defense gave up a completion rate of 55.0%, surrendering 262 yards on 22 out of 40 through the air. The Hilltoppers finished the contest with a total of 530 yards while they ran 79 plays (6.7 yds per play). Western Kentucky rushed for 5.4 yards per carry, totaling 162 yards on 30 attempts.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers hold an average of 542.9 yards per outing, which has them ranked 2nd in the country. The Western Kentucky offense has racked up 398 yds of penalties on 51 violations, which is 37th in the country in terms of making mistakes. For the season so far, the Hilltoppers have thrown for a total of 3,054 yards via the pass together with an average of 436.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 1st in D-1. When looking at putting points on the board, the Hilltoppers are sitting 11th in D-1 with 39.9 PPG.
The Hilltoppers are relinquishing 33.0 points per game, ranking them 124th in the nation. Western Kentucky has yielded a total of 1,205 yards on the ground (172.1 yards per game) and 17 touchdowns via the rush this season. In total, they have relinquished 231 total points. They have conceded 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 276.1 yards per game, which has them sitting 127th in the nation. The Hilltoppers defense has taken part in 538 plays, which ranks them 116th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Hilltoppers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hilltoppers -19.5
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