Friday's game that pits the Southern Jaguars (1-2) versus the Western Illinois Leathernecks (1-2) at Western Hall has a projected final score of 79-76 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of Southern, who we project as a slight favorite in this matchup. Tipoff is at 8:00 PM on November 17.

Based on our computer prediction, Southern is a good bet to cover the spread, which is listed at 1.5. The two sides are projected to go over the 143.5 over/under.

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Western Illinois vs. Southern Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • Where: Macomb, Illinois
  • Venue: Western Hall
  • Line: Western Illinois -1.5
  • Point Total: 143.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): Western Illinois -110, Southern -110

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Western Illinois vs. Southern Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Southern 79, Western Illinois 76

Spread & Total Prediction for Western Illinois vs. Southern

  • Pick ATS: Southern (+1.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (143.5)

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Western Illinois Performance Insights

  • On offense, Western Illinois was the 144th-ranked squad in the nation (73.0 points per game) last season. On defense, it was 248th (72.4 points allowed per game).
  • The Leathernecks collected 30.6 rebounds per game and gave up 31.5 boards last year, ranking 251st and 192nd, respectively, in the country.
  • With 13.7 assists per game last year, Western Illinois was 128th in college basketball.
  • The Leathernecks made 7.0 3-pointers per game and shot 32.1% from beyond the arc last year, ranking 219th and 291st, respectively, in the country.
  • Western Illinois gave up 6.4 3-pointers per game and conceded 32.5% from beyond the arc last year, ranking 73rd and 103rd, respectively, in the nation.
  • The Leathernecks attempted 37.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc last season, and 26.3% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they took 62.8% of their shots, with 73.7% of their makes coming from there.

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