Friday's contest between the Southern Jaguars (1-2) and the Western Illinois Leathernecks (1-2) at Western Hall has a projected final score of 79-76 based on our computer prediction, with Southern securing the victory. Tipoff is at 8:00 PM on November 17.

According to our computer prediction, Southern projects to cover the 1.5-point spread in its matchup against Western Illinois. The total is currently listed at 143.5, and the two teams are projected to hit the over.

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Southern vs. Western Illinois Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • Where: Macomb, Illinois
  • Venue: Western Hall
  • Line: Western Illinois -1.5
  • Point Total: 143.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): Western Illinois -110, Southern -110

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Southern vs. Western Illinois Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Southern 79, Western Illinois 76

Spread & Total Prediction for Southern vs. Western Illinois

  • Pick ATS: Southern (+1.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (143.5)

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Southern Performance Insights

  • Last season Southern averaged 71.9 points per game (175th-ranked in college basketball) and surrendered 71.3 points per contest (217th-ranked).
  • The Jaguars grabbed 30.4 boards per game (262nd-ranked in college basketball) last year, while allowing 33.3 rebounds per contest (307th-ranked).
  • Southern averaged 14.1 assists per game, which ranked them 101st in college basketball.
  • The Jaguars committed 13.8 turnovers per game last year (327th-ranked in college basketball), and they forced 16.2 turnovers per game (ninth-best).
  • The Jaguars sank 7.6 threes per game (149th-ranked in college basketball). They sported a 33.1% shooting percentage (234th-ranked) from beyond the arc.
  • Last year Southern allowed 7.5 three-pointers per game (218th-ranked in college basketball) and allowed opposing teams to shoot 33.1% (128th-ranked) from downtown.
  • Last season Southern took 60.6% two-pointers, accounting for 69.7% of the team's buckets. It shot 39.4% threes (30.3% of the team's baskets).

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