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Illinois-Chicago Flames battle vs Western Illinois Leathernecks highlights college odds menu

Western Illinois LeathernecksIllinois-Chicago Flames
Dec 19, 8:30 PM | UIC Pavilion

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Illinois-Chicago vs Western Illinois battle Monday at UIC Pavilion as the Flames look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Illinois-Chicago will face the 4-3 Leathernecks, who own a 3-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Flames are 7-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Leathernecks are 0-2 favoring the OVER.

View Western Illinois vs Illinois-Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Flames as 1.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 210-ranked Flames and the No. 85-rated Leathernecks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 68-59 win for the Leathernecks on Monday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois-Chicago's No. 41-rated squad against Western Illinois's No. 257-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois-Chicago rates No. 151 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 309 nationally with 4.4 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Illinois owns the country's No. 142-rated mark, allowing 69.3 points per game on the highway. Illinois-Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 293 in scoring at home.

Western Illinois was a 64-48 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Illinois. They covered the 4–point spread as favorites. Terell Parks scored 19 points leading the Leathernecks to a 64-48 victory over Eastern Illinois at Western Hall on Saturday.

In their last action, Illinois-Chicago was a 70-67 loser on the road against Central Michigan. They covered the 8.5–point spread as underdogs. Daniel Barnes scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Flames to a win (they lost 70-67 to Central Michigan at McGuirk Arena on Friday).

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
After playing Central Michigan are 5-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few Leathernecks at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois-Chicago's last 7 games
Illinois-Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Western Illinois home to North Dakota, Thursday, December 22
Illinois-Chicago at Dayton, Friday, December 23