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Western Illinois Leathernecks visit Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in NCAAB hoops battle

Western Illinois LeathernecksOral Roberts Golden Eagles
Feb 26, 8:05 PM | Mabee Center

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Odds

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The visiting Leathernecks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Mabee Center against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles.

The Leathernecks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Eagles are 4-3-1 ATS. Western Illinois is 0-1 on the totals; Oral Roberts is 5-2.

View Western Illinois vs Oral Roberts Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Eagles at No. 207 and the Leathernecks at No. 302 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-60 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Leathernecks rank No. 334 in NCAA Division 1 with 29.6 per game. That compares with Oral Roberts’s No. 232 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oral Roberts is college basketball's No. 222-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Leathernecks rate No. 254 with 5.5 per game.

Defensively, Western Illinois features the nation's No. 68-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.4 points per game. Oral Roberts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 49 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Illinois lost its last outing, a 73-60 result against Centenary on February 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. The Leathernecks got 15 points from Jack Houpt, but it was Centenary that prevailed in a 73-60 final on Thursday at Gold Dome.

Oral Roberts was a 92-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against IUPUI. They covered the 4.5–point spread as favorites. Oral Roberts got 27 points and 12 rebounds from Steven Roundtree en route to a 92-74 victory over IUPUI on Thursday at Mabee Center.

Next up:
Western Illinois home to Savannah State, Tuesday, March 1