SIU Edwardsville vs Western Illinois Basketball Odds

The Cougars will play the Leathernecks on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. Your timezone's tip off time is 4:30 pm EST. Check local listings or your nearest streaming app for coverage.

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Key Matchup Stats

The 2023-24 college basketball postseason has arrived. With tournament action on the docket, SIU Edwardsville and Western Illinois are set to tip-off on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. Here's your chance to partake in March Madness! The end of the regular season has left us with solid trends for each team. Use the following performance insights and stats to handicap what promises to be an exciting matchup.

  • SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings - SIU Edwardsville wound up with a 96.00 SportsBetting3.com conference power ranking for the 2023-24 college basketball regular season, while Western Illinois finished with a 98.33 power ranking.
  • Away Records - Tournament games are typically played at neutral venues, which means both teams are away from their home courts. SIU Edwardsville comes to this matchup with a 2-12 record as an away team, ranking them 7th in the Ohio Valley Conference for away team wins. Their opponent, Western Illinois, finished the regular season with a 10-6 record as an away team, ranking them 1st in the Ohio Valley Conference for away team wins.
  • Conference Win Percentage - SIU Edwardsville finished 4th (0.529) in the Ohio Valley Conference, with Western Illinois ending up 2nd (0.706) for their conference win percentage in the 2023 Ohio Valley Conference.
  • Overall Win Percentage - SIU Edwardsville had a 0.533 regular season overall win percentage, with Western Illinois, notching a 0.633 overall win percentage at the end of the 2023-24 regular season.
  • Team Records - SIU Edwardsville tallied a 16-14 regular season overall record. Meanwhile, Western Illinois put together a 19-11 standing for 2023-24 college basketball regular season.

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SIU Edwardsville 16-14 overall, Western Illinois 19-11 overall in regular season. SIU Edwardsville 9-8 OVC, Western Illinois 12-5 OVC standings. March Madness is single-elimination, winning team advances.

The tables below have the best point spread lines, total lines, and moneylines for this matchup. Bet on March Madness games at BetWay, BetRivers, and BetMGM. Review this matchup's prop bets below.

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Best Point Spread Betting Odds
Underdog

SIU Edwardsville
Favorite

Western Illinois
Western Illinois has a -3.5 -110 point spread at BetRivers VA. They are the point spread favorite in this matchup. SIU Edwardsville has a +3.5 -110 point spread at BetRivers VA. SIU Edwardsville is the point spread underdog. Review how to bet on a point spread with our text and video tutorials.

Best Total Betting Odds
OverUnder
BetMGM has the best over line of 137.5 points. Risk $110 to win $100. BetRivers has the best under line of 138 points. Risk $100 to win $106. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

SIU Edwardsville
Favorite

Western Illinois
Western Illinois is the -165 moneyline favorite. Risk $165 to win $100 on Western Illinois at BetMGM. SIU Edwardsville is the +143 underdog at BetRivers. Risk $100 to win $143 on SIU Edwardsville. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the point spread for the SIU Edwardsville vs Western Illinois College Basketball game on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024?

Western Illinois is a -3.5 -110 point spread favorite at BetRivers, while SIU Edwardsville is a +3.5 -110 point spread underdog at BetRivers.

What is the over-under total line for the SIU Edwardsville vs Western Illinois College Basketball game on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024?

The best over line is 137.5 -110 points at BetMGM, which means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 138 +106 points at BetRivers, and that means you risk $100 to win $106 betting the under.

What is the moneyline for the SIU Edwardsville vs Western Illinois College Basketball game on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024?

Western Illinois is a -165 moneyline favorite at BetMGM and SIU Edwardsville is a +143 moneyline underdog at BetRivers.

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Underdog SIU Edwardsville - SIU Edwardsville bettors risk $100 to win $90.91 at -110 odds.

A +3.5 SIU Edwardsville underdog bet wins if they lose by 3 or fewer, tie, or win outright. Your bet loses if they lose by 4 or more.

Favorite Western Illinois - Western Illinois bettors risk $100 to win $90.91 at -110 odds.

A -3.5 Western Illinois favorite bet wins if they win by 4 or more. Your bet loses if they win by 3 or fewer, tie, or lose outright.

SIU Edwardsville at Western Illinois Prop Bets

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Team Standings

2023-2024 College Basketball Regular Season Standings - SIU Edwardsville, Western Illinois
Team W-L Win% Home Away Conf CGB Conf% Strk
Western Illinois21-120.63610-510-613-5+10.722L1
SIU Edwardsville17-160.51512-22-139-9+50.500L1

SIU Edwardsville & Western Illinois Futures Odds

Latest College Basketball Championship odds, if available, for each team. Review March Madness odds for other teams and learn how to bet on the college basketball tournament. Also be sure to read Ron Halfback's Final Four write-up.

SIU Edwardsville Championship Odds

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Western Illinois Championship Odds

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SIU Edwardsville & Western Illinois Team Pages

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How to Bet on the Game

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How to Bet on the SIU Edwardsville vs Western Illinois College Basketball Game

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