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College Insider Tournament - Illinois-Chicago favored by 12.5 against Chicago State on Wednesday

Chicago State CougarsIllinois-Chicago Flames
March 20, 8:00 PM | UIC Pavilion

Chicago State Cougars vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds

11-21TEAM RECORD17-15

Illinois-Chicago will look to improve on its 17-15 record on Wednesday when they host Chicago State in NCAA basketball odds action at UIC Pavilion.

The Flames sport records of 17-15 and 18-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cougars have 11-21 and 2-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-12-1 for the Flames and 1-2 for the Cougars.

View Chicago State vs Illinois-Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Cougars were listed as 12.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Flames sit at No. 152 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cougars sit at No. 277 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Flames will win this game 65-61.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois-Chicago's No. 225-rated squad against Chicago State's No. 239-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois-Chicago rates No. 134 in the country with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 95 nationally with 6.9 per match.

Defensively, Chicago State features the nation's No. 303-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.3 points per game. Illinois-Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 275 nationally in scoring at home.

Chicago State won its last outing, a 75-60 result against Houston Baptist on March 16. Chicago State earned a 75-60 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday, getting 17 points from Jeremy Robinson at Jones Convocation Center.

Illinois-Chicago was a 64-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Hayden Humes scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Flames to a win (they lost 64-63 to Wisc-Green Bay at Resch Center on Friday).

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cougars at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois-Chicago's last 5 games
Illinois-Chicago is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games