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Western Illinois Leathernecks home to Savannah State Tigers in NCAA Basketball betting action

Savannah State TigersWestern Illinois Leathernecks
Jan 2, 8:00 PM | Western Hall

Savannah State Tigers vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Odds

5-7TEAM RECORD10-3

A key college battle sees the visiting Savannah State Tigers travelling to Western Illinois Wednesday to take on the Leathernecks.

Western Illinois will face the 5-7 Tigers, who own a 0-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Leathernecks are 5-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 1-0 favoring the OVER.

View Savannah State vs Western Illinois Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Leathernecks, most recently No. 250 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 116 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 64-50 victory for the Leathernecks.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Western Illinois's No. 303 nationally ranked offense (60.5 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 35 at 58.1 PPG. The Leathernecks have been averaging 46.8% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (39.3% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Savannah State owns the country's No. 73-rated mark, allowing 64.2 points per game on the highway. Western Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 280 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Savannah State was a 64-48 loser on the road against Marshall. The Tigers got 11 points from Rashad Hassan, but it was Marshall that prevailed in a 64-48 final on Wednesday at Cam Henderson Center.

Western Illinois was a 62-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against IUPU Fort Wayne. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. The Leathernecks grabbed a 62-50 win over the Mastodons on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Jack Houpt at Western Hall.

Next up:
Savannah State at Saint Louis, Friday, January 4
Western Illinois home to IUPUI, Saturday, January 5