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Dec 23, 7:00 PM | Dayton Arena

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Dayton Flyers Odds

4-7TEAM RECORD8-4

Illinois-Chicago travels to Dayton on Friday, hoping to boost its 4-7 record with a victory over the Flyers.

The Flames will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 4-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Flyers are 5-5 ATS. Illinois-Chicago is 7-2 against the total, while Dayton is 7-3 versus the number.

View Illinois-Chicago vs Dayton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Flames are listed as 18-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Flyers - Flames odds would favor the Flyers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Dayton is rated No. 100 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Illinois-Chicago is at No. 210. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-62 win for the Flyers.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Flames is ranked No. 44 in NCAA hoops at 38.8 per game. Contrast that with Dayton’s No. 288 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Dayton is the No. 77-ranked team in the country at 7.4 per game, while Illinois-Chicago rates No. 160 at 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Illinois-Chicago features the nation's No. 264-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.5 points per game. Dayton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 221 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Illinois-Chicago was a 57-56 winner at home against Western Illinois. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as favorites. Illinois-Chicago earned a 57-56 victory over Western Illinois on Monday, getting 22 points from Daniel Barnes at UIC Pavilion.

Dayton lost its last outing, a 69-64 result against Seton Hall on December 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Dayton got 16 points from Chris Johnson but lost anyway, 69-64, to Seton Hall on Wednesday at Dayton Arena.

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Western Illinois are 1-0
After a win are 1-9

Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Mississippi are 2-0
After playing Seton Hall are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Flames at Flyers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois-Chicago's last 5 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Dayton is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Dayton is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Illinois-Chicago home to Detroit, Thursday, December 29
Dayton home to Mississippi, Friday, December 30

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