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Lafayette vs. Western Kentucky Odds

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BOWLING GREEN, KY (The Spread) – The eighth week of the college football season gets started on Tuesday when Western Kentucky hosts Louisiana-Lafayette at 8PM ET on ESPN2.

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Lafayette is 3-2 overall, 1-0 in the Sun Belt, 1-2 on the road and 2-3 against the spread. Western Kentucky, 4-2 overall, 1-1 in conference play, 3-0 at home and 4-2 against the spread. The home team has won the last two games.

Trends show that Lafayette is 0-5 against the spread in its last 5 games on fieldturf while Western Kentucky is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games following a win and 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games in October.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Western Kentucky is the favorite at home, as the Hilltoppers have odds of -4.5 points against Lafayette. The over/under total for the game has been set at 62.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Western Kentucky favored by 4 points. The spread simply added the hook. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 62.5 points.

Western Kentucky comes into this game having won three straight, all by double figures. The Hilltoppers are currently posting 31.2 points per game on offense while the defense is holding opponents to 23.8 points per contest. The offense has been solid, averaging 473.6 yards per game. Quarterback Brandon Doughty has thrown for 1,398 yards and seven touchdowns, but also has 10 interceptions. Antonio Andrews has an impressive 882 rushing yards already to go with nine touchdowns.

Lafayette has won three straight since starting the season 0-2. The Ragin’ Cajuns have scored 153 points in their three wins and are averaging 38.8 points and 459.2 yards per game on offense. Defensively, Lafayette could be better, as it is giving up 28.6 points per game. Quarterback Terrance Broadway has thrown for 1,153 yards and 10 touchdowns while receiver Jamal Robinson has 23 catches for 379 yards and six scores.

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In terms of Injuries, Western Kentucky offensive lineman Sean Conway is questionable for this game with an elbow injury. Lafayette linebacker Boris Anyama is questionable with a hamstring injury.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Western Kentucky, as the Hilltoppers are getting 70% of the wagers with odds of -4.5 points against Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday night.

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