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Austin Peay vs. Western Kentucky Odds, Pick & Prediction: The Smart Way to Bet the First CFB Matchup on Saturday

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  • The long wait to bet on college football officially ends at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday when Austin Peay takes on Western Kentucky in Week 0 action.
  • While many bettors may skip this game altogether because it's a contest between one FBS and one FCS team, wiseguys are all over this matchup.
  • Using our college football picks and predictions, we examine how sharps are betting Austin Peay vs. Western Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.

Austin Peay vs. Western Kentucky Odds

Austin Peay Odds +27.5
Western Kentucky Odds -27.5
Over/Under 64
Date Saturday
Time 12 p.m. ET
Channel CBS Sports Network

*Odds as of Saturday morning morning

College football’s Week 0 slate gets underway Saturday afternoon. And while most are considering Northwestern vs. Nebraska as the game to bet on, which will be played in Dublin as the day’s first game, that’s not necessarily true.

Sure, Northwestern vs. Nebraska is the first game among two FBS teams. However, Austin Peay vs. Western Kentucky is truly Saturday’s earliest college football game, kicking off at 12 p.m. ET.

Because Austin Peay plays in the FCS, many fans and casual bettors are passing over this game entirely, but pros aren’t so quick to simply ignore any matchup and move on.

If a college football matchup is offering value, even if it’s between FBS and FCS programs, savvy bettors will bet and that’s exactly what they’re doing for the Austin Peay vs. Western Kentucky matchup.

Austin Peay vs. Western Kentucky Pick

The Austin Peay vs. Western Kentucky spread is a big one.

As of the time of writing, the Hilltoppers sit as 27.5-point favorites over the Governors and sharps have already had plenty of influence on that line.