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Illinois-Chicago Flames visit Loyola of Chicago Ramblers in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Loyola of Chicago and Illinois-Chicago on Saturday, with the host Ramblers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois-Chicago Flames were listed as 13.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Loyola of Chicago Ramblers bring a 5-5 record (2-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-7 Flames, who are 2-6 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Loyola of Chicago go 3-6 so far and the Illinois-Chicago Flames go 3-5.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 239-ranked Loyola of Chicago Ramblers and the No. 309-rated Illinois-Chicago Flames in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Loyola of Chicago's No. 238-ranked scoring average of 65.2 PPG, against a Illinois-Chicago Flames defense rated No. 231 and allowing 78.5 PPG. The Loyola of Chicago Ramblers FG% has averaged 43.3% to date this season, more than the Illinois-Chicago Flames shooters have managed so far (37.7% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dominique Matthews scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Flames to a win (they lost 72-60 to Illinois State at UIC Pavilion on Wednesday).

Loyola of Chicago suffered a 60-54 loss against Cleveland State on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Earl Peterson in a losing effort at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois-Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois-Chicago's last 5 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Loyola of Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Loyola of Chicago is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • Loyola of Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Loyola of Chicago's last 8 games

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois-Chicago home to Purdue Calumet, Tuesday, December 22nd
Loyola of Chicago at Western Illinois, Monday, December 21st