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Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Coyotes College Hoops Game Preview

Western Illinois LeathernecksSouth Dakota Coyotes
Nov 29, 8:00 PM | DakotaDome

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds


The South Dakota Coyotes host Western Illinois on Thursday, looking to build on their 3-3 mark against the 3-3 Leathernecks in college hoops action at DakotaDome.

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

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Coyotes in this one found them listed as 3-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Leathernecks was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 189-ranked Coyotes and the No. 252-rated Leathernecks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-60 win for the Leathernecks on Thursday.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Dakota's No. 108 nationally ranked offense (72.3 points per game) against a Leathernecks defense that sits as the No. 4 at 49 PPG. The Coyotes have been averaging 44.6% from the field, more than the Leathernecks have managed so far this season (43.2% on average).

Defensively, Western Illinois features the nation's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 49.2 points per game. South Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 62 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Western Illinois was a 39-38 loser on the road against Savannah State. The Leathernecks endured a 39-38 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Saturday, despite a 11-point effort from Adam Link at Tiger Arena.

In their last action, South Dakota was an 84-59 winner at home against Waldorf College. The battle between the Coyotes and Warriors didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Waldorf College was handed an 84-59 defeat on Saturday at DakotaDome.

Next up:
Western Illinois at UMKC, Saturday, December 1
South Dakota home to IUPUI, Saturday, December 1