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Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Detroit Titans Preview

Detroit TitansIllinois-Chicago Flames
12-15February 18, 2014, 08:00 | UIC Pavilion5-21

The Illinois-Chicago Flames will try to cover the spread at UIC Pavilion on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Detroit Titans in NCAA basketball action.

The Flames sport a record of 5-21 and 13-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Titans have 12-15 and 12-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-11 for the Flames and 8-16 for the Titans.

View Detroit Titans vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -1-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Flames sit at No. 269 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Titans sit at No. 132 on the same chart.

Detroit was an 83-82 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oakland. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Detroit got 33 points from Juwan Howard, Jr. en route to an 83-82 loss at the hands of Detroit on Friday at Athletics Center.

Last time out for Illinois-Chicago, they were a 59-56 loser as they battled Youngstown State on the road. They covered in the match as a 9-point underdog. Kelsey Barlow scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Flames to a win (they lost 59-56 to Youngstown State at Beeghly Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Titans is ranked No. 50 in NCAA hoops at 37.52 per game. Contrast that with Illinois-Chicago’s No. 188 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Illinois-Chicago is the No. 175-ranked team in the country at 5.58 per game, while Detroit rates No. 112 at 6.33 per game.

Next up:
Detroit at Wright State, Friday, February 21st
Illinois-Chicago at Oakland, Friday, February 21st