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Valparaiso Crusaders vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Betting Odds and Trends

Illinois-Chicago Flames

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Valparaiso Crusaders
Thursday, January 08, 2015 8:05 PM ET
Athletics-Recreation Center

Valparaiso looks to cover the Crusaders-Flames pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 13-3 mark when they host Illinois-Chicago in college basketball betting action.

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Valparaiso Crusaders Opening Odds and Betting Line

Bettors looking to go with the Valparaiso Crusaders in this one found them listed as -15.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu for Thursday's contest. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Flames was expected to move the line.

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Illinois-Chicago Flames have watched them go 5-12 and 5-9 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Valparaiso Crusaders are at 13-3 and 7-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Valparaiso Crusaders are 4-1, while the Illinois-Chicago Flames have a 3-4 mark.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Valparaiso Crusaders at No. 45 and the Illinois-Chicago Flames at No. 187 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Valparaiso Crusaders Stats Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Illinois-Chicago Flames rank No. 103 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36 per game. That compares with Valparaiso’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Valparaiso is college basketball's No. 47-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Illinois-Chicago Flames rate No. 188 with 5.41 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marc Brown scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Flames to a win (they lost 74-69 to Cleveland State at UIC Pavilion on Sunday).

Valparaiso earned a 79-64 victory over Youngstown State on Sunday, getting 18 points from Alec Peters at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Odds Trends

Illinois-Chicago is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
Illinois-Chicago is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Valparaiso is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Valparaiso is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Valparaiso is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois-Chicago

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois-Chicago home to Detroit, Wednesday, January 14th
Valparaiso at Cleveland State, Saturday, January 10th

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