Illinois-Chicago Flames visit Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers in college basketball clash

Illinois-Chicago FlamesWisc-Milwaukee Panthers
Feb 20, 8:00 PM | U.S. Cellular Arena

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Odds

15-11TEAM RECORD6-22

U.S. Cellular Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers and the visiting Illinois-Chicago Flames in college hoops action on Wednesday.

This season, the Panthers are 6-22 overall and 9-16-1 ATS ATS, while the Flames are 15-11 and 15-10 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Wisc-Milwaukee boasts a 11-11 on the OU, and Illinois-Chicago is 10-10-1.

View Illinois-Chicago vs Wisc-Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Panthers installed as 3.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 305 (Panthers) and the No. 139 (Flames) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 64-56 result in favor of the Flames has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wisc-Milwaukee has the nation's No. 289-rated offensive output, at 62.2 PPG. The visiting Flames defense ranks No. 73 allowing on average 62.2 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 38.9% so far, less than the Flames marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.3% per game.

Defensively, Illinois-Chicago features the nation's No. 100-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. Wisc-Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 259 nationally in scoring at home.

Illinois-Chicago lost its last outing, a 69-60 result against Loyola of Chicago on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Illinois-Chicago got 13 points from Marc Brown but lost anyway, 69-60, to Loyola of Chicago on Saturday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Last time out for Wisc-Milwaukee, they were an 88-67 loser as they battled Cleveland State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Wisc-Milwaukee was run off the court by the Vikings on Sunday as Cleveland State routed them 88-67 at Wolstein Center.

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Bradley are 0-1
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing IUPUI are 1-0
After playing Cleveland State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Flames at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois-Chicago's last 5 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee
Wisc-Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois-Chicago
Wisc-Milwaukee is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 5 games
Wisc-Milwaukee is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games

Next up:
Illinois-Chicago home to Bradley, Saturday, February 23
Wisc-Milwaukee at IUPUI, Saturday, February 23