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Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Denver Pioneers NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Denver Pioneers host Western Illinois on Wednesday, looking to build on their 9-7 mark against the 6-9 Leathernecks in college basketball betting action at Magness Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Western Illinois Leathernecks before tip-off in this one found them as 8-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Denver Pioneers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Illinois Leathernecks will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Wednesday; they are 4-7 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Denver Pioneers are 8-5 ATS. Western Illinois Leathernecks are 7-4 on betting the total; Denver Pioneers are 6-6-1.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 184-rated Western Illinois Leathernecks taking on the No. 120-rated Denver Pioneers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Denver has the nation's No. 171-rated offensive output, at 73.12 PPG. The visiting Western Illinois Leathernecks defense ranks No. 153 allowing on average 72 PPG. The Pioneers FG% has averaged 46.79% so far, more than the Denver Leathernecks marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.84% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Garret Covington poured in a team-high 34 points for Western Illinois on Saturday, as they defeated Oral Roberts 86-71 at Western Hall.

Joe Rosga scored 27 points for Denver on Saturday, but the Mastodons managed a 87-83 victory over the Pioneers at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Western Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Western Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Illinois's last 6 games
  • Western Illinois is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • Denver is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Denver is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Western Illinois
  • Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Western Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Western Illinois at Nebraska-Omaha, Saturday, January 14th
Denver at North Dakota State, Saturday, January 14th