Illinois-Chicago Flames face Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Odds
The Illinois-Chicago Flames will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Phoenix in Wisc-Green Bay at Resch Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Flames will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Phoenix are 7-6-1 ATS. Illinois-Chicago is 4-6-1 on the totals; Wisc-Green Bay is 2-7.
The Flames were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Phoenix at No. 156 and the Flames at No. 53 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 68-65 result in favor of the Flames.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wisc-Green Bay's No. 210 nationally ranked offense (66.2 points per game) against a Flames defense that sits as the No. 34 at 58.6 PPG. The Phoenix have been averaging 43.1% from the field, more than the Flames have managed so far this season (39.4% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Illinois-Chicago owns the country's No. 47-rated mark, allowing 62.1 points per game on the highway. Wisc-Green Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 248 in scoring at home.
Illinois-Chicago was a 75-70 loser in its last match at home against Valparaiso. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Illinois-Chicago got 25 points from Gary Talton on the way to a 75-70 loss against Valparaiso on Wednesday at UIC Pavilion.
In their last action, Wisc-Green Bay was a 58-45 winner at home against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Wisc-Green Bay got 13 points from Jordan Fouse en route to a 58-45 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday at Resch Center.
Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 4-6
After playing Valparaiso are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Youngstown State are 5-5
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Flames at Phoenix trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois-Chicago's last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay
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 on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay
Wisc-Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois-Chicago
Wisc-Green Bay is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisc-Green Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois-Chicago
Wisc-Green Bay is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
Illinois-Chicago home to Loyola of Chicago, Wednesday, January 16
Wisc-Green Bay home to Youngstown State, Thursday, January 17