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Youngstown State Penguins Visit Illinois-Chicago Flames in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Youngstown State Penguins

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Illinois-Chicago Flames
Friday, January 02, 2015 4:00 PM ET
UIC Pavilion

The Youngstown State Penguins will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Flames in Illinois-Chicago at UIC Pavilion on Friday in college basketball betting odds action.

Youngstown State Penguins vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Illinois-Chicago Flames to cover the point spread in this one found them as 1-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Youngstown State Penguins vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Illinois-Chicago Flames battles the Youngstown State Penguins, currently sitting with a 9-6 mark (5-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 1-4 for the Illinois-Chicago Flames and 1-0 for the Youngstown State Penguins.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 272-rated Illinois-Chicago Flames and the No. 249-ranked Youngstown State Penguins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Youngstown State Penguins vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Youngstown State is ranked No. 95 in NCAA basketball at 36.4 per game. Contrast that with Illinois-Chicago's No. 151 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Illinois-Chicago is the No. 194-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while Youngstown State rates No. 133 at 6.2 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Bobby Hain scored 22 points and helped out with 14 rebounds for Youngstown State on Wednesday, leading the Penguins to a 78-74 victory over Northern Kentucky at Beeghly Center.

The battle between the Flames and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Judson was handed a 79-38 defeat on Tuesday at UIC Pavilion.

Youngstown State Penguins vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Betting Odds Trends

Youngstown State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Youngstown State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Youngstown State is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Youngstown State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
Illinois-Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Illinois-Chicago is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games at home
Illinois-Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Youngstown State
Illinois-Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Youngstown State

Next Betting Matchups

Youngstown State at Valparaiso, Sunday, January 4th
Illinois-Chicago at Cleveland State, Sunday, January 4th

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