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Cleveland State Vikings host Illinois-Chicago Flames in college basketball action

Illinois-Chicago FlamesCleveland State Vikings
March 1, 7:00 PM | Wolstein Center

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds

7-23TEAM RECORD24-7

Cleveland State will look to improve on its 24-7 record on Tuesday when they host Illinois-Chicago in NCAAB odds action at Wolstein Center.

The Horizon Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot.

The Vikings currently sports a 24-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-10-2 ATS. The Flames are 7-23 and 9-14-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Vikings produce a 12-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Flames have gone 11-11-2 against the number.

View Illinois-Chicago vs Cleveland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Flames listed as 15.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 55-ranked Vikings and the No. 269-rated Flames in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-60 win for the Vikings on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Flames rank No. 115 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.1 per game. That compares with Cleveland State’s No. 216 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland State is college basketball's No. 108-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Flames rate No. 312 with 4.7 per game.

Defensively, Illinois-Chicago features the nation's No. 245-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.5 points per game. Cleveland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 113 nationally in scoring at home.

Illinois-Chicago was a 79-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Valparaiso. They earned a push of the 14–point spread as underdogs. The Flames endured a 79-65 loss at the hands of the Crusaders on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Paul Carter at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Last time out for Cleveland State, they were a 64-57 winner as they battled Wisc-Green Bay at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. The Vikings got a 22-point performance from Norris Cole, who added 10 rebounds, as Cleveland State ran past Wisc-Green Bay 64-57 on Saturday at Wolstein Center.

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Valparaiso are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Flames at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois-Chicago's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Cleveland State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
Cleveland State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois-Chicago
Cleveland State is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland State's last 8 games when playing Illinois-Chicago

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