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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Western Illinois Leathernecks Underdogs vs Purdue Boilermakers

The Purdue Boilermakers will try to cover the point spread at Mackey Arena on Monday when they get a visit from the Western Illinois Leathernecks in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Purdue Boilermakers as -28-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Purdue Boilermakers battles the Western Illinois Leathernecks, currently sitting with a 3-7 mark (1-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 5-3 for the Purdue Boilermakers and 2-3 for the Western Illinois Leathernecks.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Purdue Boilermakers at No. 22 and the Western Illinois Leathernecks at No. 305 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Western Illinois Leathernecks rank No. 169 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.14 per game. That compares with Purdue’s No. 126 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Purdue is college basketball's No. 7-ranked team at 10.45 per game, while the Western Illinois Leathernecks rate No. 119 with 7.8 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Leathernecks got 18 points from Mike Miklusak, but it was Eastern Illinois that prevailed in a 63-49 final on Saturday at Western Hall.

The battle between the Boilermakers and Vikings didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cleveland State was handed a 77-53 defeat on Saturday at Mackey Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Western Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Western Illinois is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Purdue is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Purdue is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Illinois at IPFW, Thursday, December 29th
Purdue at Norfolk State, Wednesday, December 21st