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Western Illinois Leathernecks Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Denver Pioneers

The Denver Pioneers will try to cover the point spread at Magness Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the Western Illinois Leathernecks in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Denver Pioneers in this one found them listed as -4.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Leathernecks was expected to move the line.

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Denver Pioneers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Denver Pioneers bring a 13-11 record (9-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-13 Leathernecks, who are 8-9 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Denver go 9-14 so far and the Western Illinois Leathernecks go 8-8-1.

The Pioneers - Leathernecks odds would favor the Leathernecks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Denver is rated No. 226 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Western Illinois is at No. 213.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Leathernecks got 23 points from Garret Covington as Western Illinois ran past Nebraska Omaha 83-76 on Wednesday at Western Hall.

The Pioneers got 14 points from Christian Mackey as Denver ran past Nebraska Omaha 75-72 on Saturday at Baxter Arena.

Next Betting Matchups

Western Illinois at Oral Roberts, Saturday, February 13th
Denver at IUPU Fort Wayne, Saturday, February 13th