Illinois-Chicago Flames visit Wright State Raiders in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Wright State Raiders Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Nutter Center Saturday as host Wright State looks to handle the Illinois-Chicago Flames in NCAA hoops action.
The Raiders are 14-6 so far on the season, and 12-5 ATS vs. the number. The Flames, meanwhile, are 12-8 and 12-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wright State go 7-6 and the Flames go 6-8-1 on the totals.
The Raiders were listed as 7-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:
The Raiders sit at No. 189 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flames sit at No. 111 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Raiders will win this game 65-62.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wright State's No. 283 nationally ranked offense (62.1 points per game) against a Flames defense that sits as the No. 46 at 59.8 PPG. The Raiders have been averaging 43.4% from the field, more than the Flames have managed so far this season (38.8% on average).
Defensively, Illinois-Chicago features the nation's No. 66-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.5 points per game. Wright State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 300 nationally in scoring at home.
Illinois-Chicago won its last outing, a 60-50 result against Wisc-Milwaukee on January 23. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. The Flames grabbed a 60-50 win over the Panthers on Wednesday, behind a 14-point effort from Gary Talton at UIC Pavilion.
Last time out for Wright State, they were a 68-61 loser as they battled Youngstown State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Wright State got 18 points from Jerran Young but lost anyway, 68-61, to Youngstown State on Wednesday at Beeghly Center.
Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-7
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 2-8
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
Wright State Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Youngstown State are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
A few Flames at Raiders trends to consider:
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
Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wright State
Wright State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wright State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
Wright State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois-Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wright State's last 5 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
Illinois-Chicago home to Wisc-Green Bay, Thursday, January 31
Wright State home to Detroit, Wednesday, January 30