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Illinois-Chicago Flames face Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Illinois-Chicago FlamesWisc-Milwaukee Panthers
5-23February 25, 2014, 08:00 | U.S. Cellular Arena16-12

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Wisc-Milwaukee and Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday, with the host Panthers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Panthers are 16-12 overall and 15-11 ATS, while the Flames are 5-23 and 13-13 ATS. As for the totals, Wisc-Milwaukee boasts a 13-13 on the OU, and Illinois-Chicago is 13-12.

View Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Panthers as -8-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Panthers rated this week at No. 262 and the Flames sitting at No. 273.

Illinois-Chicago lost its last outing, an 86-71 result against Oakland on February 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Hayden Humes scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Flames to a win (they lost 86-71 to Oakland at UIC Pavilion on Friday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Flames is ranked No. 177 in NCAA hoops at 34 per game. Contrast that with Wisc-Milwaukee’s No. 195 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wisc-Milwaukee is the No. 76-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Illinois-Chicago rates No. 161 at 5.71 per game.

Next up:
Illinois-Chicago home to Wright State, Saturday, March 1st
Wisc-Milwaukee at Detroit, Thursday, February 27th