NCAA hoops odds preview - Western Illinois vs. Savannah State
Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Savannah State Tigers Odds
The Savannah State Tigers will try to cover the spread at Tiger Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Western Illinois Leathernecks in NCAA basketball action.
The Tigers sit at 3-3 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Leathernecks are currently 1-3 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Savannah State is 0-0 OU, and Western Illinois is 0-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 138-rated Tigers and the No. 223-ranked Leathernecks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 63-57 result in favor of the Leathernecks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Savannah State's No. 320-ranked offense, averaging 57 PPG, against a Leathernecks defense that ranks No. 9 at 51 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 41.9% so far, less than the Leathernecks marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.
Defensively, Western Illinois features the nation's No. 49-rated defense on the road, allowing 52.7 points per game. Savannah State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 273 nationally in scoring at home.
Western Illinois won its last outing, a 59-47 result against Yale on November 18. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Brandon Sherrod scored 9 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 59-47 to Western Illinois at Johnson Center on Sunday).
Savannah State lost its last outing, a 58-40 result against Florida on November 20. The Tigers endured a 58-40 loss at the hands of the Gators on Tuesday, despite a 11-point effort from Rashad Hassan at Stephen O'Connell Center.
Western Illinois at South Dakota, Thursday, November 29
Savannah State home to Robert Morris, Monday, November 26