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Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Matchup Report

Northwestern WildcatsIllinois-Chicago Flames
1-2November 20, 2013, 08:00 | UIC Pavilion1-2

The Illinois-Chicago Flames host Northwestern on Wednesday, looking to build on their 1-2 mark against the 1-2 Wildcats in college hoops action at UIC Pavilion.

The Flames are 1-2 so far on the season, and 0-2 ATS vs. the number. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Illinois-Chicago go 1-0 and the Wildcats go 0-3 on the totals.

View Northwestern Wildcats vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Illinois-Chicago sat as 7.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Flames rated this week at No. 192 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 301.

Northwestern was a 68-64 loser in its last match at home against Illinois State. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Northwestern got 19 points from JerShon Cobb but lost anyway, 68-64, to Illinois State on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Last time out for Illinois-Chicago, they were an 86-66 loser as they battled Eastern Illinois at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite. Illinois-Chicago was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Eastern Illinois and falling by an 86-66 score at Lantz Arena.

Next up:
Northwestern home to IUPUI, Friday, November 22nd
Illinois-Chicago at San Diego, Monday, November 25th