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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Denver Pioneers Over Western Illinois Leathernecks

The Western Illinois Leathernecks hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the Denver Pioneers pay a visit to Western Hall on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Illinois Leathernecks were listed as 6-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Denver Pioneers vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 8-15 and 7-12 ATS Western Illinois Leathernecks will face the 15-10 Denver Pioneers, who own a 14-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Western Illinois Leathernecks are 11-8 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Denver Pioneers are 12-8-2.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 59-rated Denver Pioneers taking on the No. 274-rated Western Illinois Leathernecks in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Denver Pioneers rank No. 147 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.88 per game. That compares with Western Illinois’s No. 198 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Western Illinois is college basketball's No. 53-ranked team at 8.7 per game, while the Denver Pioneers rate No. 111 with 7.76 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Joe Rosga scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Pioneers to a win (they lost 81-63 to North Dakota State at Scheels Arena on Saturday).

The Leathernecks got 20 points from Garret Covington as Western Illinois ran past Oral Roberts 63-60 on Wednesday at Mabee Center.

Next Betting Matchups

Denver home to IUPUI, Sunday, February 19th
Western Illinois at North Dakota State, Saturday, February 18th

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