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Illinois-Chicago Flames visit Iona Gaels in college basketball clash

Illinois-Chicago FlamesIona Gaels
Nov 19, 4:00 PM | Sports and Fitness Center

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Iona Gaels Odds


The Iona Gaels host Illinois-Chicago on Monday, looking to build on their 2-1 mark against the 2-1 Flames in college hoops action at Sports and Fitness Center.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Sports and Fitness Center).

The Gaels sport records of 2-1 and 2-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Flames have 2-1 and 2-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Gaels and 0-1 for the Flames.

View Illinois-Chicago vs Iona Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gaels, most recently No. 298 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Flames, who rate No. 99 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-76 victory for the Gaels.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iona has the nation's No. 28-rated offensive output, at 83.7 PPG. The visiting Flames defense ranks No. 15 allowing on average 51.3 PPG. The Gaels FG% has averaged 47.1% so far, more than the Flames marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Illinois-Chicago owns the country's No. 81-rated mark, allowing 51 points per game on the highway. Iona, on the other hand, rates No. 73 in scoring at home.

Illinois-Chicago was a 62-36 winner in its last match on the road against Mercer. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Mercer was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Illinois-Chicago and falling by a 62-36 score at Sports and Fitness Center.

Iona won its last outing, a 94-68 result against Wake Forest on November 17. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. The battle between the Gaels and Demon Deacons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wake Forest was handed a 94-68 defeat on Saturday at Sports and Fitness Center.

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
After playing Mercer are 1-0
After a win are 0-10

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Niagara are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Flames at Gaels trends to consider:
Iona is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Illinois-Chicago home to SE Missouri State, Saturday, November 24
Iona home to Niagara, Wednesday, November 28