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Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Huskies College Hoops Game Preview

Illinois-Chicago FlamesNorthern Illinois Huskies
Nov 27, 8:00 PM | NIU Convocation Center

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds


The Northern Illinois Huskies hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the Illinois-Chicago Flames pay a visit to NIU Convocation Center on the college basketball betting menu.

This season, the Huskies are 1-3 overall and 0-3 ATS ATS, while the Flames are 4-1 and 4-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Northern Illinois boasts a 0-1 on the OU, and Illinois-Chicago is 0-1.

View Illinois-Chicago vs Northern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Flames were listed as 7-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 309-ranked Huskies and the No. 288-rated Flames in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-54 win for the Flames on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's No. 326 nationally ranked offense (57 points per game) against a Flames defense that sits as the No. 29 at 56 PPG. The Huskies have been averaging 37.5% from the field, less than the Flames have managed so far this season (38.9% on average).

Defensively, Illinois-Chicago features the nation's No. 72-rated defense on the road, allowing 61 points per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 306 nationally in scoring at home.

Illinois-Chicago was a 56-45 winner in its last match at home against SE Missouri State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Josh Crittle scored 17 points leading the Flames to a 56-45 victory over SE Missouri State at UIC Pavilion on Saturday.

Northern Illinois was a 53-46 loser in their most recent outing at home against Loyola of Chicago. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Northern Illinois suffered a 53-46 loss against Loyola of Chicago on Saturday, getting 15 points from Akeem Springs in a losing effort at NIU Convocation Center.

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Northwestern are 3-0
After a win are 2-8

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 4-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Flames at Huskies trends to consider:
Illinois-Chicago is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
Northern Illinois is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
Northern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Illinois-Chicago
Northern Illinois is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Illinois-Chicago at Northwestern, Saturday, December 1
Northern Illinois at Dayton, Saturday, December 1