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NCAA hoops odds preview - Western Illinois vs. Savannah State

Western Illinois LeathernecksSavannah State Tigers
Nov 24, 12:00 PM | Tiger Arena

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Savannah State Tigers Odds


The Savannah State Tigers will try to cover the spread at Tiger Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Western Illinois Leathernecks in NCAA basketball action.

The Tigers sit at 3-3 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Leathernecks are currently 1-3 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Savannah State is 0-0 OU, and Western Illinois is 0-0 OU.

View Western Illinois vs Savannah State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 138-rated Tigers and the No. 223-ranked Leathernecks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 63-57 result in favor of the Leathernecks.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Savannah State's No. 320-ranked offense, averaging 57 PPG, against a Leathernecks defense that ranks No. 9 at 51 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 41.9% so far, less than the Leathernecks marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

Defensively, Western Illinois features the nation's No. 49-rated defense on the road, allowing 52.7 points per game. Savannah State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 273 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Illinois won its last outing, a 59-47 result against Yale on November 18. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Brandon Sherrod scored 9 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 59-47 to Western Illinois at Johnson Center on Sunday).

Savannah State lost its last outing, a 58-40 result against Florida on November 20. The Tigers endured a 58-40 loss at the hands of the Gators on Tuesday, despite a 11-point effort from Rashad Hassan at Stephen O'Connell Center.

Next up:
Western Illinois at South Dakota, Thursday, November 29
Savannah State home to Robert Morris, Monday, November 26