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Oakland Grizzlies vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Illinois-Chicago takes to the basketball court against Oakland on Sunday, hoping to send the Grizzlies to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Athletics Center Orena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois-Chicago Flames opened as 22.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Oakland Grizzlies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Grizzlies bring a 9-7 record (8-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-11 Flames, who are 3-9 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Oakland go 8-3 so far and the Illinois-Chicago Flames go 3-9.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Oakland Grizzlies at No. 110 and the Illinois-Chicago Flames at No. 329 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's No. 9-ranked scoring average of 85.62 PPG, against a Illinois-Chicago Flames defense rated No. 215 and allowing 76.77 PPG. The Oakland Grizzlies FG% has averaged 44.53% to date this season, more than the Illinois-Chicago Flames shooters have managed so far (37.93% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Flames endured a 87-69 loss at the hands of the Titans on Friday, despite a 22-point effort from Dikembe Dixson at Calihan Hall.

Oakland got 20 points from Kahlil Felder but lost anyway, 84-67, to Valparaiso on Friday at Athletics Center Orena.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois-Chicago is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Illinois-Chicago's last 11 games on the road
  • Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
  • Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Illinois-Chicago

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois-Chicago home to Wisc-Green Bay, Thursday, January 14th
Oakland at Detroit, Saturday, January 16th