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Western Illinois Leathernecks take on Wildcats in NCAA Basketball Betting

Kansas State looks to cover the Wildcats-Leathernecks pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 17-16 mark when they host Western Illinois in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Illinois Leathernecks were listed as 19.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Kansas State Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Illinois Leathernecks will look to cover the spread vs the Kansas State Wildcats on Friday, as the Leathernecks are 11-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 15-14-1 ATS. Western Illinois is 11-11-1 against the total, while Kansas State is 16-14 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 130 (Kansas State) and the No. 240 (Western Illinois) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas State's No. 182-ranked scoring average of 70.73 PPG, against a Western Illinois Leathernecks defense rated No. 123 and allowing 70.89 PPG. The Kansas State Wildcats FG% has averaged 42.91% to date this season, less than the Western Illinois Leathernecks shooters have managed so far (44.44% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Western Illinois earned a 90-76 victory over South Dakota on Saturday, getting 16 points from Garret Covington at Western Hall.

The Wildcats were hammered by Kansas on Thursday, losing by a 85-63 final at Sprint Center in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Western Illinois is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games
  • Western Illinois is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Western Illinois is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Western Illinois's last 7 games on the road
  • Kansas State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas State's last 6 games
  • Kansas State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Illinois home to Oak Hill Christian, Sunday, November 13th
Kansas State at Nebraska-Omaha, Tuesday, November 15th