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Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds
The Illinois-Chicago Flames host Wisc-Green Bay on Thursday, looking to build on their 13-8 mark against the 11-10 Phoenix in college hoops action at UIC Pavilion.
The Phoenix will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 10-8-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Flames are 13-7 ATS. Wisc-Green Bay is 3-11 on the totals; Illinois-Chicago is 6-9-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 97-rated Flames and the No. 107-ranked Phoenix, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 66-64 result in favor of the Phoenix.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Illinois-Chicago's No. 305 nationally ranked offense (61.1 points per game) against a Phoenix defense that sits as the No. 89 at 62.6 PPG. The Flames have been averaging 38.9% from the field, less than the Phoenix have managed so far this season (43.2% on average).
Defensively, Wisc-Green Bay features the nation's No. 221-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.7 points per game. Illinois-Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 277 nationally in scoring at home.
Wisc-Green Bay was a 74-54 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Wisc-Green Bay cruised to victory on Friday, running Wisc-Milwaukee out of the gym and running up a 74-54 score at U.S. Cellular Arena.
Last time out for Illinois-Chicago, they were a 55-49 winner as they battled Wright State on the road. They covered in the match as an 8-point underdog. Gary Talton scored 18 points leading the Flames to a 55-49 victory over Wright State at Nutter Center on Saturday.
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 7-3
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-4
Before playing Cleveland State are 3-7
After playing Wright State are 2-8
After a win are 7-3
A few Phoenix at Flames trends to consider:
Wisc-Green Bay is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Wisc-Green Bay is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Illinois-Chicago is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Wisc-Green Bay
Illinois-Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Wisc-Green Bay
Wisc-Green Bay at Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, February 2
Illinois-Chicago home to Cleveland State, Saturday, February 2