North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks vs. Western Illinois Leathernecks 1/29/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 29, 2021

The Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-10) are expected to extend a six-game losing streak when they visit the North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks (3-11) as 5-point underdogs at 8:30 PM ET on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The matchup has an over/under of 140.5 points.

Betting Information

North Dakota vs Western Illinois Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
North Dakota -5 -112 -109 140.5 -109 -113 -222 179

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Computer picks for North Dakota vs Western Illinois
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Western Illinois (+5) Over (140.5) North Dakota 73 Western Illinois 69

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Total Facts

  • The Fightin’ Hawks and their opponents have put up more than 140.5 points in 64.3% of their outings this season (nine of 14 opportunities).
  • In eight of 12 opportunities (66.7%) this season, Western Illinois and its opponents have combined to score at least 140.5 points.
  • The Fightin’ Hawks and the Leathernecks combine to average 5.9 less points per game than the total of 140.5 set for this game.
  • The Fightin’ Hawks and the Leathernecks have seen their opponents average a combined 11.8 more points per game than the point total of 140.5 set in this outing.
  • The average total the Fightin’ Hawks have had set in matchups this season is 1.1 less points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under in Leathernecks games this season is 7.1 more points than the point total of 140.5 for this outing.

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North Dakota Betting Information

  • North Dakota has covered in just five of 12 matchups this season.
  • North Dakota and its opponents have hit the over 6 times in 12 contests this season.

Western Illinois Betting Information

  • Western Illinois has a winning record against the spread, going 5-4-1 ATS (covering 50% of the time).
  • The Leathernecks and their opponents have hit the over in half of their matchups this season — 5 of 10.

Head to Head

North Dakota vs Western Illinois (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/15/2020 North Dakota -1 153.5 -119 -104 Regular Season 86-83 UND
1/25/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 83-77 UND
2/1/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-73 UND
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-65 UND

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North Dakota Leaders

  • Filip Rebraca leads the Fightin’ Hawks in scoring and rebounding, putting up 16.5 points and 6.8 boards per game.
  • Tyree Ihenacho is the Fightin’ Hawks best passer, dispensing 3.9 assists per game while scoring 8.4 PPG.
  • Ethan Igbanugo paces his teammates on the Fightin’ Hawks with 1.4 made threes per game.
  • The North Dakota steals leader is Ihenacho, who averages 1.7 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Rebraca, who compiles 0.8 rejections per contest.

Western Illinois Leaders

  • Tamell Pearson averages 12.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game for the Leathernecks, making him the top scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • Marcus Watson Jr.’s assist statline paces Western Illinois; he dishes out 3.3 assists per game.
  • Will Carius provides the bulk of the Leathernecks’ three-point shooting production. He knocks down 2.1 threes per game to lead the team.
  • Western Illinois’ leader in steals is Watson with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Adam Anhold with 1.2 per game.
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