Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Coyotes College Hoops Game Preview
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.
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.
Western Illinois at UMKC, Saturday, December 1
South Dakota home to IUPUI, Saturday, December 1