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Denver Pioneers vs Western Illinois Leathernecks in college hoops odds

Western Illinois LeathernecksDenver Pioneers
9-16February 20, 2014, 09:00 | Magness Arena13-12

A key college battle sees the visiting Western Illinois Leathernecks travelling to Denver Thursday to take on the Pioneers.

Supporters of the Leathernecks have watched them go 9-16 and 8-11 ATS on the year, while the Pioneers are at 13-12 and 10-11-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Pioneers are 9-12-1, while the Leathernecks have a 9-9 mark.

View Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Denver Pioneers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Denver sat as -11-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 43-ranked Pioneers and the No. 232-rated Leathernecks in this matchup.

Last time out for Western Illinois, they were a 62-50 loser as they battled South Dakota State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Leathernecks endured a 62-50 loss at the hands of the Jackrabbits on Saturday, despite a 12-point effort from Garret Covington at Western Hall.

Denver was a 73-62 winner in its last match on the road against IUPU Fort Wayne. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Brett Olson scored 18 points leading the Pioneers to a 73-62 victory over IUPU Fort Wayne at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.

Next up:
Western Illinois at South Dakota, Saturday, February 22nd
Denver at Nebraska Omaha, Saturday, February 22nd