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Detroit TitansIllinois-Chicago Flames
Dec 29, 8:00 PM | UIC Pavilion

Detroit Titans vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds

6-8TEAM RECORD4-8

The Flames will try to cover the spread at UIC Pavilion on Thursday when they get a visit from the Detroit Titans in college basketball action.

Illinois-Chicago battles the Titans, currently sitting with a 6-8 mark (4-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-3 for the Flames and 5-6 for the Titans.

View Detroit vs Illinois-Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Flames as 6-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 203 (Flames) and the No. 137 (Titans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-64 result in favor of the Titans 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 Illinois-Chicago has the nation's No. 276-rated offensive output, at 63.2 PPG. The visiting Titans defense ranks No. 239 allowing on average 70.2 PPG. The Flames FG% has averaged 40.2% so far, less than the Titans marksmen have achieved on the year, 46% per game.

Defensively, Detroit features the nation's No. 169-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Illinois-Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 302 nationally in scoring at home.

Detroit won its last outing, an 80-56 result against Alabama State on December 22. The Titans blew out Alabama State on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 80-56 win at Calihan Hall.

In their last action, Illinois-Chicago was a 64-57 loser on the road against Dayton. They covered the 17–point spread as underdogs. The Flames endured a 64-57 loss at the hands of the Flyers on Friday, despite a 17-point effort from Daniel Barnes at Dayton Arena.

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Wright State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Titans at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Illinois-Chicago
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Illinois-Chicago
Detroit is 3-11-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Detroit is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Illinois-Chicago
Illinois-Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Illinois-Chicago is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Illinois-Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois-Chicago's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, December 31
Illinois-Chicago home to Wright State, Saturday, December 31

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