South Dakota vs Western Illinois Basketball Predictions & Best Bets
South Dakota is on the road playing Western Illinois at the Western Hall stadium on Thursday, 1/26/2023 @ 7:00pm EST. Western Illinois -5 was the opening favorite and current line is Western Illinois -4.5.
South Dakota Highlights
With a power ranking of 280, South Dakota is ranked #253 in offense (scoring an average of 68.65 per game), #270 in defense (allowing an average of 72.55 points to be scored against them per game) and are 9-11 (5-13 ATS) this season.
Western Illinois Highlights
Western Illinois Leathernecks has a power ranking of 121 and are #134 for offense (scoring an average of 74.11 per game), #235 for defense (giving up an average of 72.55 points per game) and 12-8 (10-7 ATS) overall. South Dakota went 0-3 (0-3 ATS) in their last 3 matchups against Western Illinois.
Curated Picks & Predictions
- From the lines set by Sportsbooks, they predict the score to be SDKOTA 76.5, W.ILL 67.5.
- The SportsJaw community predicts South Dakota Coyotes to cover (51%)
- OddsShark predicts Western Illinois will win, south dakota will cover, and the total will go over.
- split down the middle on Covers.com
- Our ScoreCaster predicts Coyotes 73 to Leathernecks 86.
Our prediction: Coyotes 73 to Leathernecks 86.
Written by SportsJaw Staff
Categorized as NCAAB Predictions
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Take Western Illinois to cover at home here tonight! They are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, & 4-1 ATS their last 5 overall! While South Dakota is 0-4 ATS their last 4 road games and 0-7 ATS on the road for the year!
The Leathernecks have a slightly better offense and both teams have a compariable defense. The Coyotes won more games straight up and against the spread over their last 3 matchups. Adjusted score predictions based on power rankings and strength of schedule: Coyotes 74 to Leathernecks 74.
After crunching 8 relative data points, our relative predictions model has a 63% confidence Leathernecks will cover the spread - view the South Dakota vs Western Illinois infographic for details on this prediction.