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Illinois-Chicago Flames vs. Valparaiso Crusaders

The Illinois-Chicago Flames and the Valparaiso Crusaders will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Athletics-Recreation Center.

In their last action, Illinois-Chicago was a 74-60 loser at home against Illinois. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs.

Last time out for Valparaiso, they were a 73-62 loser as they battled East Tennessee State on the road.

Illinois-Chicago:
Team record: 5-9 SU, 7-5 ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Valparaiso
is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Valparaiso

When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Youngstown State are 1-9
After playing Illinois are 2-5
After a loss are 6-4

Valparaiso:
Team record: 8-7 SU, 6-4 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois-Chicago
is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Illinois-Chicago

When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Next up:
Illinois-Chicago home to Youngstown State, Tuesday, January 7
Valparaiso at Oakland, Saturday, January 4