Saturday's game between the Western Illinois Leathernecks (3-1) and the Valparaiso Beacons (0-1) at Athletics-Recreation Center has a good chance to be a lopsided matchup, as our computer prediction projects a final score of 75-64, heavily favoring Western Illinois to come out on top. Tipoff is at 2:00 PM ET on November 18.

The Leathernecks came out on top in their most recent matchup 101-23 against Hannibal-La Grange on Wednesday.

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Western Illinois vs. Valparaiso Game Info

  • When: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET
  • Where: Athletics-Recreation Center in Valparaiso, Indiana
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+

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Western Illinois vs. Valparaiso Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Western Illinois 75, Valparaiso 64

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Western Illinois Performance Insights (2022-23)

  • The Leathernecks were outscored by 5.7 points per game last season with a -170 scoring differential overall. They put up 67.5 points per game (133rd in college basketball) and gave up 73.2 per contest (340th in college basketball).
  • Western Illinois scored more in conference action (68.8 points per game) than overall (67.5).
  • At home, the Leathernecks put up 72.7 points per game last season, 9.6 more than they averaged on the road (63.1).
  • At home, Western Illinois conceded 73.1 points per game last season. Away, it conceded 74.1.

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