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Illinois-Chicago Flames visit SE Missouri State Redhawks in college basketball clash

Illinois-Chicago FlamesSE Missouri State Redhawks
3-6December 14, 2013, 08:00 | Show Me Center7-2

The SE Missouri State Redhawks hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Illinois-Chicago Flames pay a visit to Show Me Center on the college basketball betting menu.

SE Missouri State will face the 3-6 Flames, who own a 4-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Redhawks are 4-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Flames are 6-1 favoring the OVER.

View Illinois-Chicago Flames vs SE Missouri State Redhawks Odds and Stats.

The Flames were listed as 10.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Redhawks at No. 34 and the Flames at No. 239 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Illinois-Chicago was a 73-70 loser on the road against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Illinois-Chicago suffered a 73-70 loss against Loyola of Chicago on Saturday, getting 18 points from Marc Brown in a losing effort at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

SE Missouri State won its last outing, a 74-73 result against Southeastern Louisiana on December 7. The Redhawks got 20 points from Tyler Stone as SE Missouri State ran past Southeastern Louisiana 74-73 on Saturday at SLU University Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and SE Missouri State has the nation's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 87.44 PPG. The visiting Flames defense ranks No. 229 allowing on average 77.78 PPG. The Redhawks FG% has averaged 51.26% so far, more than the Flames marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.05% per game.

A few Flames at Redhawks trends to consider:
Illinois-Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Illinois-Chicago is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Illinois-Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
SE Missouri State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
SE Missouri State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Illinois-Chicago home to Purdue Calumet, Tuesday, December 17th
SE Missouri State at Memphis, Saturday, December 21st