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Tigers visit Western Illinois Leathernecks in college basketball clash

Savannah State TigersWestern Illinois Leathernecks
March 1, 8:00 PM | Western Hall

Savannah State Tigers vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Odds

10-18TEAM RECORD7-22

The Western Illinois Leathernecks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Savannah State Tigers at Western Hall on Tuesday in NCAAB play.

Western Illinois will face the 10-18 Tigers, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Leathernecks are 0-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Savannah State vs Western Illinois Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Leathernecks - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Western Illinois is rated No. 308 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Savannah State is at No. 145. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 61-54 win for the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Western Illinois has the nation's No. 345-rated offensive output, at 57.7 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 25 allowing on average 61.1 PPG. The Leathernecks FG% has averaged 41.6% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.1% per game.

Defensively, Savannah State features the nation's No. 83-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. Western Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 340 nationally in scoring at home.

Savannah State was a 103-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Carver Bible. The Tigers blew out Carver Bible on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 103-64 win at Tiger Arena.

Western Illinois lost its last outing, a 69-57 result against Oral Roberts on February 26. They covered in that game as a 18.5-point underdog. Western Illinois suffered a 69-57 loss against Oral Roberts on Saturday, getting 24 points from Matt Lander in a losing effort at Mabee Center.

Next up:
Savannah State at North Carolina Central, Saturday, March 12