UAB vs Western Kentucky: Preview & Analysis 10/21/2022

UAB vs Western Kentucky: Preview & Analysis 10/21/2022

October 18, 2022



Game Preview

The UAB Blazers and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Friday at Houchens Industries-LT Smith Stadium. UAB is coming off a matchup versus Charlotte. In that one the Blazers took a 14-point victory. As for the Hilltoppers, they played Middle Tennessee in their last game. Western Kentucky ended up winning by 18 points.
UAB’s year started off great with a 59-0 win over Alabama A&M, but game two was a 21-14 loss to Liberty. UAB would bounce back from that well with a 35-21 win over Georgia Southern, but couldn’t keep it going with a 28-24 loss to Rice before a blowout win over Middle Tennessee.
In the Charlotte matchup Saturday UAB was down 14-10 coming out of the break but surged for 15 fourth-quarter points in a 34-20 win. QB Dylan Hopkins finished on 231 yards with a TD and a pick. DeWayne McBride added 137 yards and two scores rushing.
Over on the Western Kentucky side, they won their first pair 38-27 over Austin Peay and 49-17 over Hawaii before a 33-30 OT loss to Indiana. The Hilltoppers would take out FIU 73-0 before falling to Troy 34-27 and UTSA 31-28 in their next pair of games.
Matched up against Middle Tennessee, the Hilltoppers outscored the Raiders 14-0 in the third quarter and held on for a 35-17 victory. QB Austin Reed finished on 278 yards, two scores and a pick. Kye Robichaux led the rush with eight carries for 78 yards and a TD.
The Hilltoppers didn’t play particularly well versus Middle Tennessee, coughing up three turnovers, going just 6-of-17 on third downs and committing seven penalties. That said, Western Kentucky notched 443 total yards and did a pretty good job on defense to secure the victory over the weekend.
As for UAB, they dominated Charlotte statistically in their last outing, but didn’t secure an extended lead until the third quarter. Western Kentucky will be a much more comparable opponent, and this should be a pretty fun matchup.
Let’s check the latest NCAAF picks, news, stats and NCAAF expert picks for UAB vs Western Kentucky. We’ve plenty of NCAAF predictions for you to consider.


UAB Blazers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Game Information

  • Date: 10/21/2022
  • Time: 08:00 PM ET
  • Location: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY.
  • How to Watch UAB vs Western Kentuckys : CBSSN
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UAB vs Western Kentuckys Betting Lines

UAB is +110 according to our Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $110. On the other side, Western Kentuckys is -130 according to the Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $77.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have UAB at a 47.62% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Western Kentuckys have 56.52% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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