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Wright State Raiders visit Illinois-Chicago Flames in NCAAB hoops battle

Wright State RaidersIllinois-Chicago Flames
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | UIC Pavilion

Wright State Raiders vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds

7-8TEAM RECORD5-8

UIC Pavilion will host Flames vs. Raiders action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Flames currently sports a 5-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-5 ATS. The Raiders are 7-8 and 6-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Flames produce a 7-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Raiders have gone 6-5-1 against the number.

View Wright State vs Illinois-Chicago Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Flames - Raiders odds would favor the Flames if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois-Chicago is rated No. 203 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wright State is at No. 291. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 59-58 win for the Raiders.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois-Chicago's No. 274-ranked scoring average of 63.2 PPG, against a Raiders defense rated No. 68 and allowing 61.6 PPG. The Flames FG% has averaged 40.7% to date this season, more than the Raiders shooters have managed so far (39.4% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wright State owns the country's No. 36-rated mark, allowing 62 points per game on the highway. Illinois-Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 302 in scoring at home.

Wright State was a 64-48 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 1.5–point spread as underdogs. Julius Mays scored 23 points leading the Raiders to a 64-48 victory over Loyola of Chicago at Joseph J. Gentile Center on Thursday.

Last time out for Illinois-Chicago, they were a 63-59 winner as they battled Detroit at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point underdog. Gary Talton scored 21 points leading the Flames to a 63-59 victory over Detroit at UIC Pavilion on Thursday.

Wright State Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-5
Before playing Butler are 7-3
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 9-1
After a win are 4-6

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-3
Before playing Cleveland State are 1-9
After playing Detroit are 0-10
After a win are 0-10

A few Raiders at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Wright State's last 8 games when playing on the road against Illinois-Chicago
Wright State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois-Chicago
Wright State is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Illinois-Chicago
Wright State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Illinois-Chicago's last 8 games when playing at home against Wright State
Illinois-Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Illinois-Chicago is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Wright State
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Illinois-Chicago's last 12 games when playing Wright State

Next up:
Wright State home to Butler, Friday, January 6
Illinois-Chicago at Cleveland State, Thursday, January 5

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