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College Basketball Matchup - Central Michigan Chippewas Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds Preview

Illinois-Chicago FlamesCentral Michigan Chippewas
Dec 16, 7:00 PM | McGuirk Arena

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds


The Illinois-Chicago Flames will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Chippewas in Central Michigan at McGuirk Arena on Friday in college basketball action.

This season, the Chippewas are 4-5 overall and 4-3-1 ATS ATS, while the Flames are 3-6 and 3-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Central Michigan boasts a 4-4 on the OU, and Illinois-Chicago is 6-1.

View Illinois-Chicago vs Central Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Flames are listed as 9-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Chippewas sit at No. 132 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flames sit at No. 160 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Chippewas will win this game 64-62.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Central Michigan's No. 79-rated squad against Illinois-Chicago's No. 26-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Central Michigan rates No. 150 in the country with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 161 nationally with 6.3 per match.

Defensively, Illinois-Chicago features the nation's No. 284-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.8 points per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 248 nationally in scoring at home.

Illinois-Chicago was a 95-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oregon State. They failed to cover the 18.5–point spread as underdogs. Illinois-Chicago was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Oregon State and falling by a 95-53 score at Gill Coliseum.

Last time out for Central Michigan, they were a 76-56 loser as they battled Minnesota on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 16.5-point underdog. Central Michigan was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Minnesota and falling by a 76-56 score at Williams Arena.

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Western Illinois are 1-0
After playing Oregon State are 1-1
After a loss are 4-6

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 0-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Flames at Chippewas trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois-Chicago's last 5 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Central Michigan is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Central Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Illinois-Chicago home to Western Illinois, Monday, December 19
Central Michigan at Iowa State, Sunday, December 18