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Little Rock vs Western Illinois Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - OVC Tournament

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Little Rock vs Western Illinois Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - OVC Tournament

The No. 1 seed Little Rock Trojans (20-11, 14-4 OVC) and the No. 4 seed Western Illinois Leathernecks (21-11, 13-5 OVC) face off in the OVC tournament Friday at Ford Center, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET.

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Little Rock vs. Western Illinois Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Friday, March 8, 2024
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Evansville, Indiana
  • Arena: Ford Center

Little Rock vs. Western Illinois Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Little Rock win (62.8%)

Check out these betting trends and insights before you bet on Friday's Little Rock-Western Illinois spread (Little Rock -5.5) or over/under (137.5 points).

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Little Rock vs. Western Illinois: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Little Rock is 18-13-0 ATS this season.
  • Western Illinois has covered 14 times in 28 matchups with a spread this season.
  • When the spread is set as 5.5 or more this season, Little Rock (6-4) covers a higher percentage of those games when it is the favorite (60%) than Western Illinois (3-5) does as the underdog (37.5%).
  • The Trojans have covered the spread in a higher percentage of their home games than away games. They have covered 13 times in 18 opportunities at home, and they've covered five times in 12 opportunities in road games.
  • This season, the Leathernecks are 3-8-0 at home against the spread (.273 winning percentage). Away, they are 11-5-0 ATS (.688).
  • Little Rock is 12-6-0 against the spread in conference play this year.
  • Western Illinois is 10-9-0 against the spread in OVC play this season.

Little Rock vs. Western Illinois: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Little Rock has come away with 15 wins in the 19 contests it has been listed as the moneyline favorite in this season.
  • This year, the Trojans have won eight of nine games when listed as at least -250 or better on the moneyline.
  • Western Illinois has won five of the 13 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (38.5%).
  • When they have played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +202 or longer, the Leathernecks have a 2-5 record (winning just 28.6% of their games).
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Little Rock has a 71.4% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.

Little Rock vs. Western Illinois Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Little Rock averages 77.9 points per game (70th in college basketball) while allowing 72.8 per outing (204th in college basketball). It has a +160 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 5.1 points per game.
  • Khalen Robinson's 15.8 points per game lead Little Rock and rank 206th in college basketball.
  • Western Illinois has a +130 scoring differential, topping opponents by 4.0 points per game. It is putting up 69.2 points per game, 295th in college basketball, and is giving up 65.2 per contest to rank 20th in college basketball.
  • Ryan Myers' 13.4 points per game leads Western Illinois and ranks 476th in the country.
  • The 36.8 rebounds per game the Trojans average rank 105th in college basketball, and are 3.6 more than the 33.2 their opponents pull down per contest.
  • Jamir Chaplin paces the team with 6.5 rebounds per game (243rd in college basketball play).
  • The Leathernecks are fourth in the country at 42.3 rebounds per game. That's 8.6 more than the 33.7 their opponents average.
  • Drew Cisse is sixth in the nation with 11.1 rebounds per game, leading the Leathernecks.
  • Little Rock ranks 56th in college basketball by averaging 100.8 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 223rd in college basketball, allowing 94.1 points per 100 possessions.
  • The Leathernecks rank 306th in college basketball averaging 89.3 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are ninth, allowing 84.1 points per 100 possessions.

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