The Western Illinois Leathernecks (5-11) will look to extend a three-game win streak when they host the Denver Pioneers (2-10) on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Western Hall as 6-point favorites. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup’s over/under is set at 152.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 12, 2021, 2:16 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Leathernecks (-6)

The Leathernecks are the bet in this game. They’re favored by 3.2 more points in the model than DraftKings (9.2 to 6).

Pick OU:
Under (152.5)

The model predicts a total 1.5 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

Prediction: Western Illinois 80, Denver 71

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Leathernecks have an average implied point total of 78 this season, which is one point lower than their implied total in Friday’s game (79).
  • So far this season, Western Illinois has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (79) six times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Pioneers (75.5) is 2.5 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (73).
  • Denver is trying to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (73) for the sixth time this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Western Illinois and Denver Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 6+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Leathernecks 9-4-1 0-0 8-6
Pioneers 6-5 0-0 8-3

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Western Illinois

Denver
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/6/2021 Omaha Win 75-73 2/6/2021 North Dakota Win 85-81
2/5/2021 Omaha Win 85-77 2/5/2021 North Dakota Loss 85-82
1/30/2021 North Dakota Win 99-87 1/23/2021 North Dakota State Loss 84-58
1/29/2021 North Dakota Loss 83-81 1/22/2021 North Dakota State Loss 70-58
1/23/2021 South Dakota Loss 84-74 1/16/2021 Oral Roberts Loss 91-82

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