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Illinois-Chicago Flames take on Phoenix in NCAA Basketball Betting

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Resch Center Friday as the Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix look to beat the odds vs the Illinois-Chicago Flames in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois-Chicago Flames were listed as 18-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix are 18-11 so far on the season, and 16-10-1 ATS vs the number. The Illinois-Chicago Flames, meanwhile, are 5-22 and 11-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wisc-Green Bay go 17-10 and the Illinois-Chicago Flames go 10-16 on betting totals.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 157-rated Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix and the No. 263-ranked Illinois-Chicago Flames, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Wisc-Green Bay's No. 3-ranked scoring average of 85.62 PPG, against a Illinois-Chicago Flames defense rated No. 227 and allowing 77.44 PPG. The Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix FG% has averaged 45.51% to date this season, more than the Illinois-Chicago Flames shooters have managed so far (39.07% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Flames endured a 74-63 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Sunday, despite a 24-point effort from Dikembe Dixson at UIC Pavilion.

The Phoenix grabbed a 78-61 win over the Vikings on Monday, behind a 15-point effort from Charles Cooper at Resch Center.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois-Chicago is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois-Chicago's last 6 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Wisc-Green Bay is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Wisc-Green Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisc-Green Bay's last 6 games
  • Wisc-Green Bay is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois-Chicago at Wisc-Milwaukee, Sunday, February 28th
Wisc-Green Bay at Valparaiso, Sunday, February 28th