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Western Illinois vs Tennessee State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - OVC Tournament

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Western Illinois vs Tennessee State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - OVC Tournament

The No. 4 seed Western Illinois Leathernecks (20-11, 13-5 OVC) will meet the No. 5 seed Tennessee State Tigers (18-14, 10-8 OVC) in the OVC tournament Thursday at Ford Center, tipping off at 7:30 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Western Illinois vs. Tennessee State Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Evansville, Indiana
  • Arena: Ford Center

Before making an informed wager on Western Illinois-Tennessee State matchup (in which Western Illinois is a 2.5-point favorite and the over/under has been set at 131.5 points), keep reading for some betting insights and trends for Thursday's game.

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Western Illinois vs. Tennessee State: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Western Illinois is 14-13-0 ATS this season.
  • Tennessee State has put together an 11-17-0 record against the spread this year.
  • Western Illinois (6-5) covers a higher percentage of games when it is favored by 2.5 points or more this season (54.5%) than Tennessee State (2-8) does as a 2.5+-point underdog (20%).
  • In home games, the Leathernecks have a worse record against the spread (3-8-0) compared to their ATS record on the road (11-5-0).
  • This season, the Tigers are 5-5-0 at home against the spread (.500 winning percentage). On the road, they are 4-11-0 ATS (.267).
  • Western Illinois is 10-8-0 against the spread in conference action this season.
  • Tennessee State's OVC record against the spread is 9-10-0.

Western Illinois vs. Tennessee State: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Western Illinois has been the moneyline favorite in 14 games this season and has come away with the win 11 times (78.6%) in those contests.
  • This year, the Leathernecks have won eight of 10 games when listed as at least -144 or better on the moneyline.
  • Tennessee State is 3-8 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 27.3% of those games).
  • The Tigers have gone 2-8 when playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of +118 or longer (20%).
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Western Illinois has a 59% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.

Western Illinois vs. Tennessee State Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Western Illinois is outscoring opponents by 4.1 points per game with a +128 scoring differential overall. It puts up 69.5 points per game (292nd in college basketball) and allows 65.4 per outing (21st in college basketball).
  • Ryan Myers' team-leading 13.4 points per game ranks 474th in college basketball.
  • Tennessee State is outscoring opponents by 1.9 points per game, with a +59 scoring differential overall. It puts up 73.2 points per game (196th in college basketball) and allows 71.3 per contest (159th in college basketball).
  • Tennessee State's leading scorer, Christian Brown, is 573rd in the nation, putting up 12.7 points per game.
  • The Leathernecks prevail in the rebound battle by an average of 8.4 boards. They are collecting 42.0 rebounds per game (fifth in college basketball) compared to their opponents' 33.6 per contest.
  • Drew Cisse tops the Leathernecks with 11.0 rebounds per game (seventh in college basketball action).
  • The 34.6 rebounds per game the Tigers accumulate rank 225th in the nation. Their opponents record 34.9.
  • Kinyon Hodges averages 5.7 rebounds per game (419th in college basketball) to lead the Tigers.
  • Western Illinois' 89.9 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 298th in college basketball, and the 84.6 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 12th in college basketball.
  • The Tigers' 93.8 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 211th in college basketball, and the 91.5 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 145th in college basketball.

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