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Western Illinois Leathernecks visit Yale Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Western Illinois LeathernecksYale Bulldogs
Nov 18, 3:00 PM | Johnson Center

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Yale Bulldogs Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Western Illinois when they take on the Yale Bulldogs on Sunday in college hoops betting action.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Johnson Center.

The Bulldogs sport records of 1-3 and 1-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Leathernecks have 2-2 and 1-1-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Bulldogs and 1-0 for the Leathernecks.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 89 (Bulldogs) and the No. 223 (Leathernecks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 65-50 result in favor of the Leathernecks has been projected by the scores prediction engine.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Yale has the nation's No. 301-rated offensive output, at 59 PPG. The visiting Leathernecks defense ranks No. 19 allowing on average 52 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 37.7% so far, less than the Leathernecks marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.

Defensively, Western Illinois features the nation's No. 109-rated defense on the road, allowing 55.5 points per game. Yale, meanwhile, comes in at No. 310 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Western Illinois, they were a 49-44 loser as they battled Evansville on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 5-point underdog. The Leathernecks got a 21-point effort from Terell Parks, who added 11 rebounds, but Evansville still managed to defeat Western Illinois 49-44 Saturday at Ford Center.

Last time out for Yale, they were a 63-59 winner as they battled Buffalo on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. The Bulls endured a 63-59 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Javon McCrea at Ford Center.

Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Vermont are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Leathernecks at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Yale is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Western Illinois at Savannah State, Saturday, November 24
Yale at Vermont, Wednesday, November 21