Saturday's contest between the Western Illinois Leathernecks (3-1) and Valparaiso Beacons (0-1) matching up at Athletics-Recreation Center has a projected final score of 75-64 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of Western Illinois, so it should be a one-sided matchup. The game will start at 2:00 PM ET on November 18.

In their last time out, the Beacons lost 75-62 to Eastern Illinois on Sunday.

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Valparaiso vs. Western Illinois Game Info

  • When: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET
  • Where: Athletics-Recreation Center in Valparaiso, Indiana
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+

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Valparaiso vs. Western Illinois Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Western Illinois 75, Valparaiso 64

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Valparaiso Performance Insights (2022-23)

  • The Beacons were outscored by 11.8 points per game last season, with a -355 scoring differential overall. They put up 59.6 points per game (287th in college basketball), and gave up 71.4 per outing (323rd in college basketball).
  • Valparaiso's offense was worse in MVC action last year, putting up 58.5 points per contest, compared to its overall average of 59.6 PPG.
  • At home, the Beacons put up 6.1 more points per game last season (63.0) than they did in away games (56.9).
  • Valparaiso gave up 71.8 points per game last season at home, which was 0.8 more points than it allowed when playing on the road (71.0).

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