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NCAA Basketball Odds: Western Illinois Leathernecks vs IPFW Mastodons

The IPFW Mastodons will be trying to slam the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Thursday when the teams tip off at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The IPFW Mastodons were listed as -16-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs IPFW Mastodons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the IPFW Mastodons are 10-3 overall and 4-4 ATS, while the Western Illinois Leathernecks are 3-8 and 1-6 ATS. As for the betting totals, IPFW boasts a 5-3 on the OU, and Western Illinois is 3-4.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 83-ranked IPFW Mastodons and the No. 285-rated Western Illinois Leathernecks in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits IPFW's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 88.77 PPG, against a Leathernecks defense that ranks No. 107 at 68.64 PPG. The Mastodons field goal percentage has averaged 50.55% so far, more than the Leathernecks marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.52% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Western Illinois was crushed on Monday, getting blown out by Purdue and falling by a 82-50 score at Mackey Arena.

The Mastodons got a 21-point performance from John Konchar, who added 21 rebounds, as IPFW ran past Detroit 93-86 on Thursday at Calihan Hall.

Betting Trends
  • Western Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Western Illinois is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Western Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing IPFW
  • Western Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing IPFW
  • IPFW is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • IPFW is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • IPFW is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Western Illinois
  • IPFW is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Western Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Western Illinois at IUPUI, Saturday, December 31st
IPFW at Oral Roberts, Saturday, December 31st

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