How to watch Western Illinois vs. South Dakota State basketball game
By Scout Staff
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South Dakota State @ Western Illinois
Current Records: South Dakota State 16-4; Western Illinois 12-6
What to Know
The Western Illinois Leathernecks are 2-12 against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits since January of 2016, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. WIU and South Dakota State will face off in a Summit battle at 3 p.m. ET at Western Hall. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
The Leathernecks strolled past the North Dakota State Bison with points to spare on Saturday, taking the contest 90-79.
Meanwhile, the Jackrabbits didn’t have too much trouble with the St. Thomas (MN) Tommies on the road on Thursday as they won 92-77.
WIU is expected to lose this next one by 5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 6-1 against the spread when expected to lose.
The wins brought WIU up to 12-6 and South Dakota State to 16-4. A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: The Leathernecks enter the game with 80.5 points per game on average, good for 20th best in college basketball. The Jackrabbits have displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they rank second in college basketball when it comes to field goal percentage, with 52% on the season.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3 p.m. ET
- Where: Western Hall — Macomb, Illinois
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Jackrabbits are a 5-point favorite against the Leathernecks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Jackrabbits as a 5.5-point favorite.
South Dakota State have won 12 out of their last 14 games against Western Illinois.
- Jan 09, 2021 – South Dakota State 92 vs. Western Illinois 63
- Jan 08, 2021 – South Dakota State 83 vs. Western Illinois 77
- Feb 01, 2020 – South Dakota State 71 vs. Western Illinois 61
- Jan 04, 2020 – South Dakota State 91 vs. Western Illinois 56
- Mar 09, 2019 – Western Illinois 79 vs. South Dakota State 76
- Mar 02, 2019 – South Dakota State 86 vs. Western Illinois 66
- Dec 28, 2018 – South Dakota State 100 vs. Western Illinois 58
- Mar 03, 2018 – South Dakota State 66 vs. Western Illinois 60
- Feb 17, 2018 – South Dakota State 82 vs. Western Illinois 62
- Jan 20, 2018 – South Dakota State 98 vs. Western Illinois 70
- Feb 01, 2017 – South Dakota State 98 vs. Western Illinois 65
- Jan 04, 2017 – Western Illinois 82 vs. South Dakota State 74
- Feb 20, 2016 – South Dakota State 87 vs. Western Illinois 67
- Jan 03, 2016 – South Dakota State 63 vs. Western Illinois 59
Injury Report for Western Illinois
No Injury Information
Injury Report for South Dakota State
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