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Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Northern Kentucky Norse College Basketball Betting Preview

The Northern Kentucky Norse host Illinois-Chicago on Friday, looking to build on their 6-11 mark against the 2-15 Flames in college basketball betting action at BB&T Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Northern Kentucky Norse to cover the point spread in this one found them as -13-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Northern Kentucky Norse Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Kentucky Norse sit at 6-11 (5-8 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Illinois-Chicago Flames are currently 2-15 (4-12 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Northern Kentucky is 6-6-1 OU, and Illinois-Chicago is 4-12 OU.

The Norse - Flames odds would favor the Norse if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northern Kentucky is rated No. 165 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Illinois-Chicago is at No. 314.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Flames endured a 70-53 loss at the hands of the Vikings on Monday, despite a 15-point effort from Dikembe Dixson at Wolstein Center.

The Norse got 22 points from Jalen Billups as Northern Kentucky ran past Oakland 90-73 on Tuesday at Athletics Center Orena.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois-Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois-Chicago's last 7 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois-Chicago at Wright State, Sunday, January 24th
Northern Kentucky at Valparaiso, Sunday, January 24th