Western Illinois Leathernecks vs. Denver Pioneers: 2/12/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 12, 2021

The Western Illinois Leathernecks (5-11) are 6-point favorites as they attempt to build on a three-game winning streak when they host the Denver Pioneers (2-10) on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Western Hall. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup’s point total is 152.5.

Betting Information

Western Illinois vs Denver Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Western Illinois -6 -110 -110 152.5 -110 -112 -265 210

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Western Illinois vs Denver
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Western Illinois (-6) Under (152.5) Western Illinois 80 Denver 71

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Total Facts

  • In 56.2% of their games this year (nine of 16 chances), the Leathernecks and their opponents have recorded more than this matchup’s over/under of 152.5 points.
  • In five of 12 outings (41.7%) this year, Denver and its opponents have combined to score at least 152.5 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 145.6 points per game, 6.9 less points than the over/under of 152.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 158.4 points per game, 5.9 more than the over/under for this game.
  • The average over/under the Leathernecks have had set in games this season is 0.6 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
  • Pioneers games this season have averaged an over/under of 152.1 points, 0.4 less than the point total in this matchup.

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Western Illinois Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Western Illinois has been strong this season, posting a 9-4-1 record.
  • Western Illinois has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 8 of 14 games for a 57.1% rate.

Denver Betting Information

  • The Pioneers have a 6-5 record against the spread, covering in 54.5% of their matchups.
  • The Pioneers and their opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year — 8 of 11 (72.7%).

Head to Head

Western Illinois vs Denver (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/29/2020 Denver -4.5 154.5 -206 +164 Regular Season 69-63 DEN
1/11/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 86-80 WILL
2/28/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-46 DEN
12/30/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-60 WILL

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Western Illinois Leaders

  • Will Carius leads the Leathernecks in scoring, tallying 14.8 points per game to go with 4.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists.
  • Tamell Pearson is the Leathernecks leading rebounder, grabbing 6.9 per game, while Marcus Watson Jr. is their best passer, distributing 2.5 assists in each contest.
  • Carius provides the most three-point shooting production for the Leathernecks. He knocks down 2.4 threes per game.
  • Watson and Adam Anhold lead Western Illinois on the defensive end, with Watson leading the team in steals averaging 1.1 per game and Anhold in blocks averaging 0.9 per contest.

Denver Leaders

  • Jase Townsend sits at the top of the Pioneers scoring leaderboard with 19.8 points per game. He also grabs 4.2 rebounds and averages 1.6 assists per game.
  • The Pioneers’ leader in rebounds is Sam Hines Jr. with 6.4 per contest, and their leader in assists is Roscoe Eastmond with 2.9 per game.
  • Townsend’s 1.8 made threes per game lead the Pioneers.
  • Denver’s leader in steals is Eastmond (1.2 per game), and its leader in blocks is Robert Jones (1.0 per game).
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