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Central Florida Knights Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Illinois-Chicago Flames

Central Florida Knights

vs

Illinois-Chicago Flames
Thursday, December 11, 2014 8:00 PM ET
UIC Pavilion

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Illinois-Chicago Flames try to run the Central Florida Knights off the court at UIC Pavilion in college hoops action.

Central Florida Knights vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Opening Odds and Betting Line

Bettors looking to go with the Illinois-Chicago Flames in this one found them listed as -1-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu for Thursday's contest. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Knights was expected to move the line.

Central Florida Knights vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois-Chicago Flames sit at 2-7 (1-6 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Central Florida Knights are currently 5-2 (0-5 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Illinois-Chicago is 0-2 OU, and Central Florida is 1-2 OU.

The Illinois-Chicago Flames sit at No. 255 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Central Florida Knights sit at No. 207 on the same chart.

How Central Florida Knights vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois-Chicago's No. 207-ranked scoring average of 63.56 PPG, against a Central Florida Knights defense rated No. 221 and allowing 71.43 PPG. The Illinois-Chicago Flames FG% has averaged 36.96% to date this season, less than the Central Florida Knights shooters have managed so far (48.34% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Central Florida was run off the court by the Seminoles on Saturday as Florida State routed them 96-73 at Tucker Center.

The Flames wasted a 26-point performance from Paris Burns in losing to Loyola of Chicago 77-67 on Saturday at UIC Pavilion.

Central Florida Knights vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Betting Odds Trends

Central Florida is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Central Florida is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Central Florida is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games
Illinois-Chicago is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Central Florida home to Florida Atlantic, Saturday, December 13th
Illinois-Chicago at Tennessee-Martin, Monday, December 15th

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