Western Illinois @ Denver
Current Records: Western Illinois 14-8; Denver 12-12
What to Know
After four games on the road, the Denver Pioneers are heading back home. The Pioneers and the Western Illinois Leathernecks will face off in a Summit battle at 9 p.m. ET Thursday at Hamilton Gymnasium. The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close game.
Denver came up short against the UMKC Roos on Saturday, falling 70-60.
Meanwhile, WIU was able to grind out a solid win over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Saturday, winning 81-73.
Denver ended up a good deal behind WIU when they played in the teams' previous meeting last month, losing 91-74. Maybe Denver will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the contest and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Hamilton Gymnasium -- Denver, Colorado
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Leathernecks are a slight 1-point favorite against the Pioneers, 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 Leathernecks as a 1.5-point favorite.
Denver have won eight out of their last 15 games against Western Illinois.
- Jan 07, 2023 - Western Illinois 91 vs. Denver 74
- Feb 26, 2022 - Denver 83 vs. Western Illinois 77
- Dec 20, 2021 - Western Illinois 84 vs. Denver 80
- Feb 13, 2021 - Western Illinois 82 vs. Denver 75
- Feb 12, 2021 - Western Illinois 75 vs. Denver 69
- Feb 29, 2020 - Denver 69 vs. Western Illinois 63
- Jan 11, 2020 - Western Illinois 86 vs. Denver 80
- Feb 28, 2019 - Denver 74 vs. Western Illinois 46
- Dec 30, 2018 - Western Illinois 78 vs. Denver 60
- Feb 24, 2018 - Denver 89 vs. Western Illinois 52
- Jan 25, 2018 - Denver 70 vs. Western Illinois 58
- Feb 14, 2017 - Denver 78 vs. Western Illinois 72
- Jan 11, 2017 - Denver 84 vs. Western Illinois 70
- Feb 11, 2016 - Western Illinois 63 vs. Denver 60
- Jan 14, 2016 - Denver 76 vs. Western Illinois 69