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South Dakota State Jackrabbits visit Western Illinois Leathernecks in NCAAB hoops battle

South Dakota State JackrabbitsWestern Illinois Leathernecks
Dec 3, 8:00 PM | Western Hall

South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for South Dakota State when they take on the Leathernecks on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Leathernecks bring a 3-2 record (1-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-3 Jackrabbits, who are 3-0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Western Illinois go 0-1 so far and the Jackrabbits go 3-1.

View South Dakota State vs Western Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Western Illinois opened as 5-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Leathernecks sit at No. 14 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Jackrabbits sit at No. 181 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Leathernecks will win this game 70-69.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Western Illinois's No. 269 nationally ranked offense (63.4 points per game) against a Jackrabbits defense that sits as the No. 279 at 72.5 PPG. The Leathernecks have been averaging 45.3% from the field, more than the Jackrabbits have managed so far this season (41.4% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Dakota State owns the country's No. 201-rated mark, allowing 72.2 points per game on the highway. Western Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 219 in scoring at home.

In their last action, South Dakota State was a 97-93 winner on the road against IUPUI. They covered the 1.5–point spread as favorites. IUPUI was victimized by Nate Wolters for 32 points as the Jackrabbits defeated the Jaguars 97-93 in college hoops action on Thursday.

In their last action, Western Illinois was a 55-51 winner at home against North Dakota State. They covered the 6–point spread as underdogs. Obi Emegano scored 15 points leading the Leathernecks to a 55-51 victory over North Dakota State at Western Hall on Thursday.

Next up:
South Dakota State home to SW Minnesota State, Tuesday, December 6
Western Illinois home to Eastern Illinois, Saturday, December 10