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Illinois-Chicago Flames Face the Youngstown State Penguins: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Illinois-Chicago Flames hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the point spread at Beeghly Center against the Youngstown State Penguins.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Youngstown State Penguins were listed as -7-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Youngstown State Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Youngstown State Penguins currently sport a 9-17 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-11 ATS. The Illinois-Chicago Flames are 5-19 and 9-14 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Youngstown State Penguins produce a 15-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Illinois-Chicago Flames have gone 9-14 against the totals betting line.

This game puts the Youngstown State Penguins, most recently No. 317 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Illinois-Chicago Flames, who rate No. 292 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Youngstown State's No. 111 nationally ranked offense (75 points per game) against a Illinois-Chicago Flames defense that sits as the No. 217 at 76.75 PPG. The Youngstown State Penguins have been averaging 42.73% from the field, more than the Flames have managed so far this season (38.96% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois-Chicago got 21 points from Dikembe Dixson en route to a 79-77 victory over Northern Kentucky on Saturday at UIC Pavilion.

Youngstown State got 18 points from Cameron Morse but lost anyway, 64-59, to Cleveland State on Saturday at Beeghly Center.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois-Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois-Chicago's last 7 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Youngstown State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Youngstown State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Youngstown State's last 5 games
  • Youngstown State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois-Chicago home to Detroit, Friday, February 19th
Youngstown State at Wisc-Green Bay, Saturday, February 20th