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Cleveland State Vikings take on Flames in college basketball test

Cleveland State VikingsIllinois-Chicago Flames
Feb 5, 2:00 PM | UIC Pavilion

Cleveland State Vikings vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds


The Flames will try to cover the spread at UIC Pavilion on Sunday when they get a visit from the Cleveland State Vikings in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Vikings have watched them go 19-4 and 10-9-1 ATS on the year, while the Flames are at 7-15 and 11-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Flames are 12-8, while the Vikings have a 10-9-1 mark.

View Cleveland State vs Illinois-Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Flames as 9.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Flames at No. 221 and the Vikings at No. 114 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-59 result in favor of the Vikings.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Vikings rank No. 293 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.7 per game. That compares with Illinois-Chicago’s No. 97 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois-Chicago is college basketball's No. 139-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Vikings rate No. 111 with 6.8 per game.

Defensively, Cleveland State features the nation's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 57.7 points per game. Illinois-Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 319 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cleveland State was a 65-47 winner on the road against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Cleveland State earned a 65-47 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Friday, getting 16 points from Jeremy Montgomery at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Illinois-Chicago was a 72-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Youngstown State. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Flames grabbed a 72-68 win over the Penguins on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Daniel Barnes at UIC Pavilion.

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Valparaiso are 7-3
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 4-6
After playing Youngstown State are 4-6
After a win are 0-10

A few Vikings at Flames trends to consider:
Cleveland State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois-Chicago
Cleveland State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Illinois-Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Illinois-Chicago's last 10 games when playing Cleveland State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois-Chicago's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois-Chicago's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland State
Illinois-Chicago is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland State home to Valparaiso, Thursday, February 9
Illinois-Chicago at Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, February 11