western illinois vs wisconsin ncaab prediction

NCAAB Western Illinois vs Wisconsin Prediction 11/27/2023

The Western Illinois Leathernecks (1-4) travel to face off against the Wisconsin Badgers (4-2) on Monday, November 27th. This game will be played at Kohl Center in Madison and televised on BTN. Wisconsin is coming off a win in their previous game, while Western Illinois is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Illinois. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Wisconsin Badgers

The Western Illinois Leathernecks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In today’s game against Wisconsin, Western Illinois enters with a 1-4 record overall. Looking back at their last five road games, which includes games from last year, Western Illinois is 0-5 on the road. Western Illinois has a current ATS record of 1-4 heading into today’s game. Looking back at their last five games, they hold a 1-3 ATS record.

Up to this point, games involving Western Illinois have had an average of 146.4 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 144.2 points. Their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Leathernecks have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 68 points per game.

The Wisconsin Badgers Are Coming Off A Win

The Western Illinois Leathernecks come into this game with a 4-2 overall record. In their one road game, the Badgers are 0-1 this season, but they have a 4-1 record on their home floor. Prior to today’s matchup, Wisconsin holds a 3-3 ATS record. Over their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.

In six games, Wisconsin comes in with an over/under mark of 3-3-0, with their games averaging 140.7 points per game. In their most recent three games, the Badgers’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 70 points per game.

Western Illinois Offense Breakdown

The Western Illinois offense is coming off a game in which they scored 52 points vs. Illinois. Overall their field goal percentage was 29.2% while connecting on 6 threes. Leading Western Illinois in scoring vs. Illinois was James Dent Jr. with his 20 points. Jesiah West also added 11 points for the Leathernecks.

James Dent Jr. (G) 17.7 5.3 2.5
Ryan Myers (G) 11.5 2.5 2.5
Drew Cisse (C) 8.5 10.5 0.8

Wisconsin Offense Breakdown

The Wisconsin offense is coming off a game where they scored 69 points against SMU. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.9% and connected on 5 threes. AJ Storr is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 13.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Tyler Wahl brings a PPG average of 10.8 into the game.

AJ Storr (G) 13.3 2.7 1.3
Tyler Wahl (F) 10.8 5.8 1.2
Chucky Hepburn (G) 10.7 2.3 3.2

Western Illinois Team Defense

Currently, the Leathernecks’ defense holds the 183rd rank in the nation, allowing 77.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.8 threes per game vs. Wisconsin. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 27.6%.

Wisconsin Team Defense

At present, the Badgers’ defense is nationally ranked 71st, allowing 66.3 points per game. The Wisconsin defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 61 points and allowed SMU to connect on 5 threes.

Leathernecks vs Badgers Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Leathernecks have a straight up record of 0-5 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 61 points per game in this stretch.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Wisconsin has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 58 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Leathernecks have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-8.
  • Against the spread, the Badgers have put together 1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 2-1 straight up.

Leathernecks vs Badgers Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Badgers vs. Leathernecks matchup, our bet is to grab the Leathernecks at +26. Even though our projections have the Badgers winning 77-66, we see the Leathernecks as the play on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 136.5, and our model predicts the Leathernecks and Badgers to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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