2022 New Orleans Bowl South Alabama vs. Western Kentucky odds, line: Advanced computer college football model releases spread pick for Wednesday's game
Former conference foes collide when the South Alabama Jaguars and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers square off in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Wednesday at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. The programs both played in the Sun Belt Conference in 2012-13 before Western Kentucky moved to Conference USA. This season South Alabama (10-2) set school records for overall FBS wins (10). Meanwhile the Hilltoppers (8-5) are looking to match their 9-5 record from last season.
Kickoff is 9 p.m. ET. The Jaguars are 4-point favorites in the latest South Alabama vs. Western Kentucky odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 57.5. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college football odds page.)
Before you make any Western Kentucky vs. South Alabama picks or New Orleans Bowl predictions, see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
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The model knows that South Alabama has a rush defense that can slow Western Kentucky's ground game. The Jaguars give up just 87.8 rushing yards per game, which ranks fourth in the country, behind only Georgia, James Madison and Michigan. South Alabama also gives up just 3.08 yards per rush, which is eighth in the nation.
The model also knows that Western Kentucky has one of the best passing offenses in the country. The Hilltoppers average 339.2 passing yards per game, which ranks second in the FBS, behind only Washington. Quarterback Austin Reed is second in the nation in passing (326.8 yards per game) and fourth in total offense (342.2).
Now, the model has set its sights on the New Orleans Bowl and South Alabama vs. Western Kentucky. We can tell you the model is leaning Under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college football picks.
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