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Western Illinois Leathernecks Open as College Basketball Underdog vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for South Dakota State when they take on the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Wednesday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Western Illinois Leathernecks in this one found them listed as 1-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Jackrabbits was expected to move the line.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 4-9 and 2-7 ATS Western Illinois Leathernecks will face the 8-9 South Dakota State Jackrabbits, who own a 3-10-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Western Illinois Leathernecks are 5-4 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 8-6.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 257-rated Western Illinois Leathernecks and the No. 293-ranked South Dakota State Jackrabbits, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Illinois's No. 218-rated squad against South Dakota State's No. 235-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Illinois rates No. 55 in the country with 8.92 per game, while their foes tonight, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits rank No. 50 nationally with 9.06 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mike Daum scored 30 points leading the Jackrabbits to a 73-72 victory over South Dakota at Frost Arena on Saturday.

Western Illinois suffered a 89-71 loss against IUPUI on Saturday, getting 23 points from Mike Miklusak in a losing effort at Fairgrounds Colliseum.

Betting Trends
  • South Dakota State is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • South Dakota State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of South Dakota State's last 7 games
  • South Dakota State is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Western Illinois is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Western Illinois is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • Western Illinois is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing South Dakota State
  • Western Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Dakota State

Next Betting Matchups

South Dakota State home to Nebraska-Omaha, Saturday, January 7th
Western Illinois at Oral Roberts, Saturday, January 7th