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Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Betting Matchup Report

Southern Utah ThunderbirdsWestern Illinois Leathernecks
Jan 14, 8:00 PM | Western Hall

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Odds


Western Hall features an NCAAB clash between the host Western Illinois Leathernecks and the visiting Southern Utah Thunderbirds in college hoops action on Saturday.

Western Illinois battles the Thunderbirds, currently sitting with a 8-9 mark (7-5-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-5 for the Leathernecks and 6-5-1 for the Thunderbirds.

View Southern Utah vs Western Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Western Illinois in this one will find them as 9-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Leathernecks at No. 135 and the Thunderbirds at No. 268 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-65 result in favor of the Leathernecks.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Illinois's No. 286-rated squad against Southern Utah's No. 275-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Illinois rates No. 263 in the country with 5.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 345 nationally with 2.5 per match.

Defensively, Southern Utah features the nation's No. 226-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Western Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 248 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Southern Utah was a 72-64 winner on the road against IUPUI. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Southern Utah earned a 72-64 victory over IUPUI on Thursday, getting 21 points from Ray Jones, Jr. at IUPUI Gymnasium.

Western Illinois was a 71-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against Oral Roberts. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Leathernecks endured a 71-70 loss at the hands of the Golden Eagles on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from Obi Emegano at Western Hall.

Next up:
Southern Utah home to Oakland, Thursday, January 19
Western Illinois at UMKC, Thursday, January 19