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College Insider Tournament - Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Loyola Greyhounds Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Loyola GreyhoundsIllinois-Chicago Flames
March 24, 12:00 PM | UIC Pavilion

Loyola Greyhounds vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds

22-11TEAM RECORD18-15

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Illinois-Chicago vs Loyola battle Sunday at UIC Pavilion as the Flames look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Illinois-Chicago battles the Greyhounds, currently sitting with a 22-11 mark (14-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 15-12-1 for the Flames and 13-8-1 for the Greyhounds.

View Loyola vs Illinois-Chicago Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Flames - Greyhounds odds would favor the Greyhounds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois-Chicago is rated No. 152 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Loyola is at No. 99. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-64 win for the Greyhounds.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Greyhounds rank No. 181 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.3 per game. That compares with Illinois-Chicago’s No. 215 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois-Chicago is college basketball's No. 128-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Greyhounds rate No. 331 with 4.3 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Loyola owns the country's No. 131-rated mark, allowing 67.6 points per game on the highway. Illinois-Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 259 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Loyola, they were a 70-63 winner as they battled Boston University at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Loyola got 16 points from Dylon Cormier en route to a 70-63 victory over Boston University on Tuesday at Reitz Arena.

Illinois-Chicago was an 80-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Chicago State. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Flames got a 22-point performance from Daniel Barnes, who added 10 rebounds, as Illinois-Chicago ran past Chicago State 80-69 on Wednesday at UIC Pavilion.

A few Greyhounds at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois-Chicago's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois-Chicago's last 6 games at home
Illinois-Chicago is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home