Tuesday's game between the Valparaiso Beacons (2-2) and Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-2) matching up at Athletics-Recreation Center has a projected final score of 72-70 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of Valparaiso, so expect a competitive matchup. The game will begin at 8:00 PM ET on November 21.

According to our computer prediction, Valparaiso is projected to cover the point spread (2.5) versus Western Illinois. The two sides are expected to go over the 139.5 total.

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Western Illinois vs. Valparaiso Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • Where: Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Venue: Athletics-Recreation Center
  • Line: Valparaiso -2.5
  • Point Total: 139.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): Valparaiso -145, Western Illinois +120

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Western Illinois vs. Valparaiso Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Valparaiso 72, Western Illinois 70

Spread & Total Prediction for Western Illinois vs. Valparaiso

  • Pick ATS: Valparaiso (-2.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (139.5)

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Western Illinois Performance Insights

  • Western Illinois scored 73.0 points per game (144th-ranked in college basketball) last year, while surrendering 72.4 points per contest (248th-ranked).
  • The Leathernecks were 251st in the nation with 30.6 boards per game. Meanwhile, they ranked 192nd with 31.5 rebounds allowed per contest.
  • Last season Western Illinois ranked 128th in college basketball in assists, dishing out 13.7 per game.
  • The Leathernecks ranked 25th-best in college basketball by averaging only 10.1 turnovers per game. In terms of forced turnovers, they ranked 238th in college basketball (11.3 per contest).
  • The Leathernecks were 219th in the nation with 7.0 treys per game last season. Meanwhile, they ranked 291st with a 32.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc.
  • Last season Western Illinois gave up 6.4 three-pointers per game (73rd-ranked in college basketball) and allowed opponents to shoot 32.5% (103rd-ranked) from beyond the arc.
  • Western Illinois attempted 36.8 two-pointers per game last year, which accounted for 62.8% of the shots it took (and 73.7% of the team's baskets). Meanwhile, it attempted 21.7 three-pointers per contest, which were 37.2% of its shots (and 26.3% of the team's buckets).

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