Western Illinois Leathernecks vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds
SIU Edwardsville will look to improve on its 0-1 record on Wednesday when they host Western Illinois in NCAA basketball odds action at Vadalabene Center.
The Cougars are 0-1 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Leathernecks, meanwhile, are 1-0 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen SIU Edwardsville go 0-0 and the Leathernecks go 0-0 on the totals.
The Cougars were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at GTbets, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 295-rated Cougars 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 98-52 result in favor of the Leathernecks.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature SIU Edwardsville's No. 112-rated squad against Western Illinois's No. 247-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, SIU Edwardsville rates No. 22 in the country with 11 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 158 nationally with 6 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Illinois owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. SIU Edwardsville, on the other hand, rates No. 263 in scoring at home.
Western Illinois was a 71-39 winner in its last match at home against Wabash. The battle between the Leathernecks and Little Giants didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wabash was handed a 71-39 defeat on Saturday at Western Hall.
Last time out for SIU Edwardsville, they were an 83-69 loser as they battled Missouri on the road. They covered in the match as a 27.5-point underdog. SIU Edwardsville suffered an 83-69 loss against Missouri on Saturday, getting 17 points from Jerome Jones in a losing effort at Mizzou Arena.
SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 0-5
Before playing Southern Illinois are 1-0
After playing Missouri are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6
A few Leathernecks at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of SIU Edwardsville's last 6 games at home
SIU Edwardsville is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
Western Illinois at Buffalo, Friday, November 16
SIU Edwardsville home to Southern Illinois, Tuesday, November 20