The 2021 Boca Raton Bowl will kick off this weekend, and the matchup will feature two of the FBS's most explosive offensive teams. Western Kentucky (8-5) will face Appalachian State (10-3) at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida.
The Mountaineers are 2.5-point favorites in Caesars Sportsbook's latest Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State odds, while the Over-Under is set at 67 (See the latest college football lines for all of this week's games on our college football odds page.) Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. ET.
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The model knows Western Kentucky's passing attack is outstanding. Bailey Zappe leads the nation in passing attempts (640), yards (5,545), and touchdowns (56) while completing 69.2 percent of his passes. The quarterback's production has helped the Hilltoppers average an impressive 43.1 points per game. Only Ohio State has a higher scoring average, and the favorites could have a hard time containing Western Kentucky's aerial excellence.
The model also knows Appalachian State's defense excels at getting stops. The Mountaineers boast a top-20 scoring defense that allows 19.31 points per game. Opposing teams average 118.8 rushing yards per contest against them.
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