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Western Illinois Leathernecks vs South Dakota Coyotes Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Western Illinois Leathernecks try to run the South Dakota Coyotes off the court at Western Hall in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Western Illinois Leathernecks betting line as -1-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

South Dakota Coyotes vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Illinois Leathernecks sit at 9-17 (10-12 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the South Dakota Coyotes are currently 14-16 (12-13 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Western Illinois is 10-11-1 OU, and South Dakota is 14-10-1 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Western Illinois Leathernecks rated this week at No. 279 and the South Dakota Coyotes sitting at No. 195.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Western Illinois's No. 200-ranked offense, averaging 69.77 PPG, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 244 at 78.7 PPG. The Leathernecks field goal percentage has averaged 44.2% so far, less than the Coyotes marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

South Dakota got 22 points from Tyler Flack en route to a 85-82 victory over IUPUI on Thursday at Fairgrounds Colliseum.

The Leathernecks wasted a 26-point performance from Garret Covington in losing to IUPU Fort Wayne 87-75 on Thursday at Western Hall.

Betting Trends
  • South Dakota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • South Dakota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • South Dakota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of South Dakota's last 19 games on the road
  • Western Illinois is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Western Illinois is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games
  • Western Illinois is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Western Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home