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Western Illinois Leathernecks Home to North Dakota State Bison in NCAA Basketball Betting

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away North Dakota State Bison taking on the Western Illinois Leathernecks Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the North Dakota State Bison in this one, their betting line was listed as -5-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

North Dakota State Bison vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Western Illinois Leathernecks are 6-11 overall and 4-9 ATS, while the North Dakota State Bison are 13-6 and 5-11 ATS. As for the betting totals, Western Illinois boasts a 9-4 on the OU, and North Dakota State is 9-7.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Western Illinois Leathernecks rated this week at No. 216 and the North Dakota State Bison sitting at No. 263.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Western Illinois has the nation's No. 191-rated offensive output, at 71.88 PPG. The visiting North Dakota State Bison defense ranks No. 88 allowing on average 68.84 PPG. The Leathernecks FG% has averaged 43.99% so far, less than the Western Illinois Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.15% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

IPFW was victimized by Paul Miller for 33 points as the Bison defeated the Mastodons 89-83 in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Leathernecks got 17 points from Dalan Ancrum, but it was Nebraska-Omaha that prevailed in a 86-72 final on Saturday at Baxter Arena.

Betting Trends
  • North Dakota State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Dakota State's last 6 games
  • North Dakota State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • North Dakota State is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Western Illinois
  • Western Illinois is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Illinois's last 5 games
  • Western Illinois is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games when playing North Dakota State
  • Western Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Dakota State

Next Betting Matchups

North Dakota State home to Oral Roberts, Wednesday, January 25th
Western Illinois at South Dakota, Wednesday, January 25th

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