Indiana Vs. Western Kentucky: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – September 25, 2021

Written By Staff on September 26, 2021

The Indiana Hoosiers (1-2) and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (1-1) square off in college football action at Houchens Industries–L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Hilltoppers (+280 moneyline odds to win) will play host to the Hoosiers (-9.5) on September 25, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS Sports. The contest’s total is currently set at 62.5.

In this article you’ll find everything you need to know to make a bet on the game, including statistical trends, key metrics and more, as well as up-to-date odds.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 25, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Indiana Vs. Western Kentucky Betting Odds

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Indiana Offense Vs. Western Kentucky Defense

Hoosiers Offense Stats (Rank) Hilltoppers Defense
28.7 (74) Points/Gm 29.5 (102)
315.7 (113) Yards/Gm 406.0 (91)
179.7 (103) Pass Yards/Gm 136.0 (13)
136.0 (84) Rush Yards/Gm 270.0 (128)
5.8 (112) Yards/Pass 5.6 (22)
3.5 (103) Yards/Rush 5.3 (113)
38.8% (74) 3rd Down % 59.4% (129)
7 (122) Turnovers 2 (94)
2 (19) Sacks 1 (114)

Western Kentucky Offense Vs. Indiana Defense

Western Kentucky Offense Stats (Rank) Indiana Defense
47.0 (3) Points/Gm 28.7 (92)
532.0 (12) Yards/Gm 297.3 (35)
456.5 (1) Pass Yards/Gm 183.7 (41)
75.5 (125) Rush Yards/Gm 113.7 (49)
12.0 (4) Yards/Pass 5.4 (17)
3.4 (104) Yards/Rush 3.6 (53)
68.8% (1) 3rd Down % 27.5% (14)
2 (25) Turnovers 4 (41)
0 (1) Sacks 3 (80)

When Indiana Has The Ball

  • The Hoosiers are 19th-best in college football in sacks allowed (two), and are playing the defense with the 14th-fewest, the Hilltoppers (one).
  • Western Kentucky’s defense gives up 5.6 yards per pass attempt (22nd in the FBS). Indiana’s offense averages 5.8 yards per pass (112th in college football).
  • The Hoosiers average 179.7 passing yards per game (103rd in the FBS). They face the Hilltoppers’ defense which ranks 13th, giving up 136.0 yards per game through the air.
  • Indiana is 74th in the FBS in third-down percentage (38.8%) and will be facing the 129th-ranked Western Kentucky defense in that category (59.4%).

When Western Kentucky Has The Ball

  • The Hilltoppers have the third-ranked offense in the FBS (47.0 points per game), and will be facing the Hoosiers’ 92nd-ranked defense (28.7 ppg).
  • Indiana’s defense has three sacks (48th-fewest in the FBS). Western Kentucky has allowed zero sacks to rank first in college football.
  • The Hilltoppers’ 75.5 rushing yards per game is good for 125th in the FBS. The Hoosiers’ defense gives up 113.7 on the ground (49th in college football).
  • Western Kentucky averages 3.4 yards per carry (104th in college football) compared to the 3.6 per attempt Indiana allows (53rd in the FBS).

Indiana Betting Trends And Insights

  • Indiana has covered once in three chances against the spread this season.
  • The Hoosiers have been favored by 9.5 points or more once this season, and covered the spread.
  • Indiana’s games have gone over the point total twice this season.
  • Just one of Indiana’s three games has gone over 62.5 points.
  • This is the first game this season the Hoosiers are the moneyline favorite.

Western Kentucky Betting Trends And Insights

  • The Hilltoppers lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season.

Indiana Players To Watch

  • Michael Penix Jr. leads his team with 448 passing yards (149.3 per game) and has a 48.3% completion percentage (42-of-87), throwing four touchdown passes and six interceptions.
  • Stephen Carr has run for a team-leading 227 yards on 62 carries (75.7 yards per game) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Tim Baldwin Jr. has 67 yards on 23 carries (22.3 ypg).
  • This season D.J. Matthews Jr. has 12 catches and leads the team with 155 yards (51.7 per game).
  • Ty Fryfogle’s stat line this year shows 11 catches for 126 yards and one touchdown. He averages 42.0 receiving yards per game.
  • Peyton Hendershot has 86 receiving yards on nine receptions, with one touchdown, averaging 43.0 yards per game.

Western Kentucky Players To Watch

  • Bailey Zappe leads his team with 859 passing yards (429.5 per game) and has a 74.7% completion percentage (56-of-75), throwing 10 touchdown passes and two interceptions. He also has 31 rushing yards on 10 carries (with one touchdown), averaging 15.5 yards per game.
  • Kye Robichaux has picked up a team-best 44 rushing yards (44.0 per game) and zero touchdowns.
  • Adam Cofield has run for 42 yards on 13 carries (21.0 yards per game), with one touchdown on the ground this year.
  • This season Jarreth Sterns has 16 receptions for a team-high 278 receiving yards (139.0 per game) and four touchdowns.
  • Mitchell Tinsley has added 10 receptions for 151 yards and two touchdowns.
  • This season Craig Burt Jr. has caught four passes for 116 yards and one touchdown, averaging 58.0 receiving yards per game.

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