New Mexico Lobos host Illinois-Chicago Flames in college basketball action
Illinois-Chicago Flames vs New Mexico Lobos Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Illinois-Chicago when they take on the New Mexico Lobos on Friday in college hoops betting action.
Sports and Fitness Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
New Mexico will face the 1-0 Flames, who own a 0-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Lobos are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Flames are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
The Flames were listed as 17.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 288-rated Illinois-Chicago taking on the No. 11-rated Lobos in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-74 win for the Flames on Friday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature New Mexico's No. 26-rated squad against Illinois-Chicago's No. 320-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, New Mexico rates No. 275 in the country with 4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 70 nationally with 8 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Illinois-Chicago owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. New Mexico, on the other hand, rates No. 63 in scoring at home.
Illinois-Chicago won its last outing, a 59-52 result against UC Riverside on November 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. Illinois-Chicago got 15 points from Josh Crittle en route to a 59-52 victory over UC Riverside on Sunday at UIC Pavilion.
New Mexico was an 86-81 winner in its last match at home against Davidson. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. New Mexico got 25 points from Tony Snell en route to an 86-81 victory over Davidson on Tuesday at The Pit.
Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After a win are 0-10
New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
A few Flames at Lobos trends to consider:
New Mexico is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Mexico's last 9 games
Illinois-Chicago home to SE Missouri State, Saturday, November 24
New Mexico home to Idaho, Friday, November 23