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Wright State Raiders vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds
The Illinois-Chicago Flames will try to cover the spread at UIC Pavilion on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Wright State Raiders in NCAA basketball action.
Illinois-Chicago will face the 18-10 Raiders, who own a 15-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Flames are 10-12-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Raiders are 12-9 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Flames sit at No. 159 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Raiders sit at No. 214 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Raiders will win this game 64-61.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois-Chicago's No. 294-ranked scoring average of 61.9 PPG, against a Raiders defense rated No. 21 and allowing 58.6 PPG. The Flames FG% has averaged 39.3% to date this season, less than the Raiders shooters have managed so far (42.8% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wright State owns the country's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 59.8 points per game on the highway. Illinois-Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 289 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Wright State, they were a 70-58 loser as they battled Evansville at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Wright State got 20 points and 11 rebounds from JT Yoho in a losing cause in their 70-58 loss to Evansville on Saturday.
Last time out for Illinois-Chicago, they were a 63-62 loser as they battled Bradley at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Daniel Barnes scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Flames to a win (they lost 63-62 to Bradley at UIC Pavilion on Saturday).
Wright State Raiders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Youngstown State are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3
Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Bradley are 2-1
After a loss are 4-6
A few Raiders at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Wright State's last 9 games when playing on the road against Illinois-Chicago
Wright State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois-Chicago
Wright State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wright State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Illinois-Chicago's last 9 games when playing at home against Wright State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois-Chicago's last 5 games when playing Wright State
Illinois-Chicago is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois-Chicago's last 6 games
Wright State home to Youngstown State, Saturday, March 2
Illinois-Chicago home to Detroit, Saturday, March 2