Denver Pioneers vs. Western Illinois Leathernecks - 2/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Illinois Leathernecks (8-13) at Denver Pioneers (13-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Magness Arena)
The Line: Denver Pioneers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Illinois Leathernecks will travel to play the Denver Pioneers in a Summit League game on Thursday.
The Denver Pioneers are 13-11 (5-6) and are coming off of a win against Omaha by a score of 75-72. Denver has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 6th in the Summit standings. Denver defeated Western Illinois by a score of 76-69 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Denver is averaging 64.3 points per game while giving up 64.9 points per game. Denver is also averaging 25.3 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Joe Rosga is averaging 12 points per game and 2.3 assists per game for Denver. Nate Engesser is averaging 11.8 points per game and 2.4 rebounds per game for the Pioneers. Denver is shooting 76% on free throws, 36.3% on three-pointers, and 46.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Western Illinois Leathernecks are 8-13 (1-9) and are coming off of a win against Omaha by a score of 83-76. Western Illinois has lost 11 of their last 12 games and is currently last in the Summit League. Western Illinois is averaging 70.9 points per game while giving up 70 points per game. Western Illinois is also averaging 35.9 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. Garret Covington is averaging 17.3 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for Western Illinois. J.C. Fuller is averaging 13.5 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Leathernecks. Western Illinois is shooting 73.6% on free throws, 38.8% on three-pointers, and 44.5% on all field goal attempts.
Western Illinois is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 league games. Western Illinois is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 4-0 in the Western Illinois last 4 Thursday games. Denver is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 league games. Denver is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 home games. The under is 5-0 in Denver’s last 5 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Western Illinois has been very bad this season and will be on the road in this game. Denver has had more success in league play and has played solid defense. I like Denver at home in this game.