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Grizzlies vs Leathernecks College Hoops Game Preview

Oakland GrizzliesWestern Illinois Leathernecks
Feb 4, 8:00 PM | Western Hall

Oakland Grizzlies vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Odds

12-13TEAM RECORD13-8

The visiting Grizzlies hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Western Hall against the Western Illinois Leathernecks.

The Leathernecks currently sports a 13-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-5 ATS. The Grizzlies are 12-13 and 8-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Leathernecks produce a 4-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Grizzlies have gone 11-6 against the number.

View Oakland vs Western Illinois Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 202-ranked Leathernecks and the No. 238-rated Grizzlies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-70 win for the Leathernecks on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Western Illinois has the nation's No. 259-rated offensive output, at 64.1 PPG. The visiting Grizzlies defense ranks No. 340 allowing on average 79.8 PPG. The Leathernecks FG% has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Grizzlies marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Oakland owns the country's No. 317-rated mark, allowing 78.5 points per game on the highway. Western Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 286 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 79-75 loser as they battled IUPUI on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. Travis Bader scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Grizzlies to a win (they lost 79-75 to IUPUI at IUPUI Gymnasium on Wednesday).

Western Illinois was a 62-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against IUPU Fort Wayne. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Western Illinois earned a 62-52 victory over IUPU Fort Wayne on Thursday, getting 15 points from Terell Parks at Western Hall.

Next up:
Oakland home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Saturday, February 11
Western Illinois at Southern Utah, Thursday, February 9

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