Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Detroit Titans Odds
Calihan Hall features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Detroit Titans and the visiting Illinois-Chicago Flames in college hoops action on Saturday.
Detroit will face the 11-7 Flames, who own a 11-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Titans are 7-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Flames are 5-7-1 favoring the OVER.
The Titans were listed as 10.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 179-rated Titans and the No. 83-ranked Flames, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-71 result in favor of the Titans.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 22 nationally ranked offense (78.4 points per game) against a Flames defense that sits as the No. 29 at 58.3 PPG. The Titans have been averaging 44.5% from the field, more than the Flames have managed so far this season (39.3% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Illinois-Chicago owns the country's No. 32-rated mark, allowing 61.2 points per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Illinois-Chicago, they were a 61-59 winner as they battled Loyola of Chicago at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. Illinois-Chicago earned a 61-59 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Gary Talton at UIC Pavilion.
Detroit was an 89-88 loser in their most recent outing at home against Valparaiso. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Detroit got 36 points from Nick Minnerath en route to an 89-88 loss at the hands of Detroit on Thursday at Calihan Hall.
Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Wright State are 2-8
After playing Valparaiso are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Flames at Titans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois-Chicago's last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Illinois-Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois-Chicago
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing at home against Illinois-Chicago
Illinois-Chicago home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Wednesday, January 23
Detroit home to Wright State, Monday, January 21