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Dec 10, 4:00 PM | UIC Pavilion

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds


Illinois-Chicago will look to improve on its 2-5 record on Saturday when they host Northern Illinois in NCAAB odds action at UIC Pavilion.

Illinois-Chicago battles the Huskies, currently sitting with a 0-7 mark (2-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-0 for the Flames and 1-4 for the Huskies.

View Northern Illinois vs Illinois-Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Northern Illinois before tip-off in this one will find them as 9.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Flames rated this week at No. 41 and the Huskies sitting at No. 299. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 63-46 result in favor of the Flames.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois-Chicago has the nation's No. 230-rated offensive output, at 66 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 297 allowing on average 73.7 PPG. The Flames FG% has averaged 40.4% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 35.4% per game.

Defensively, Northern Illinois features the nation's No. 287-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.2 points per game. Illinois-Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 268 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Illinois lost its last outing, a 77-72 result against Nebraska Omaha on December 3. Tim Toler went off for 25 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Nebraska Omaha handed Northern Illinois a 77-72 defeat at NIU Convocation Center.

Illinois-Chicago was a 73-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee. They covered the 14.5–point spread as underdogs. Gary Talton scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Flames to a win (they lost 73-71 to Wisc-Milwaukee at U.S. Cellular Arena on Saturday).

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing DePaul are 3-3
After a loss are 1-9

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Oregon State are 1-1
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Huskies at Flames trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Illinois-Chicago
Northern Illinois is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Illinois-Chicago
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois
Illinois-Chicago is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Northern Illinois
Illinois-Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Illinois-Chicago is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to DePaul, Wednesday, December 14
Illinois-Chicago at Oregon State, Tuesday, December 13