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Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Preview

Wisc-Milwaukee PanthersIllinois-Chicago Flames
Feb 23, 8:00 PM | UIC Pavilion

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds

17-12TEAM RECORD8-19

UIC Pavilion features an NCAAB clash between the host Illinois-Chicago Flames and the visiting Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Flames sit at 8-19 (13-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Panthers are currently 17-12 (11-12-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Illinois-Chicago is 15-10 OU, and Wisc-Milwaukee is 12-12-1 OU.

View Wisc-Milwaukee vs Illinois-Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Flames are listed as 5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 273-ranked Flames and the No. 95-rated Panthers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 65-57 win for the Panthers on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 130 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.3 per game. That compares with Illinois-Chicago’s No. 147 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois-Chicago is college basketball's No. 158-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 71 with 7.4 per game.

Defensively, Wisc-Milwaukee features the nation's No. 79-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. Illinois-Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 327 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Wisc-Milwaukee was a 67-63 winner at home against Fairfield. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Wisc-Milwaukee earned a 67-63 victory over Fairfield on Saturday, getting 19 points from Paris Gulley at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Illinois-Chicago was a 69-44 loser in its last match on the road against Butler. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. Illinois-Chicago was run off the court by the Bulldogs on Tuesday as Butler routed them 69-44 at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 4-6
After playing Butler are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Panthers at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
Wisc-Milwaukee is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Wisc-Milwaukee is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois-Chicago's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois-Chicago's last 5 games when playing Wisc-Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois-Chicago's last 8 games
Illinois-Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Wisc-Milwaukee at Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, February 25
Illinois-Chicago home to Wisc-Green Bay, Saturday, February 25