Army vs. Western Kentucky Betting Picks, Odds & Predictions: Can Hilltoppers Hang in Trenches?

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Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Army vs. Western Kentucky Odds

  • Spread: Western Kentucky +4.5
  • Over/Under: 43
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV: Stadium

Odds as of Friday and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get a 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).


The Western Kentucky defense has been the primary reason why they may go over their season win total and make some noise within their division. A victory over Old Dominion last week saw a complete shutdown of the Monarchs offense.

The Hilltoppers rank 24th in total defense, led by a front seven that is 15th in opponent rushing yards per attempt.

Western Kentucky is also limiting opponents to just 27% success in third down conversions, good enough to rank 14th in the country.

Army comes into this game off a loss to Tulane after the Green Wave limited the Black Knights to just 193 rushing yards at 4.4 per attempt.

The final score masks how much the Army offense struggled, scoring just three times on drives from their own territory.

A few havoc plays led to almost half of the Black Knights points.

When you handicap against Army, you size up the trench work of the opposing team. Western Kentucky is 37th in line yards and 23rd in stuff rate. Both of those stats are crucial against the Army triple option that looks fullback dive first.

Pick: Western Kentucky +4.5