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Nov 11, 2:00 PM | UIC Pavilion

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Illinois-Chicago and UC Riverside on Sunday, with the host Flames trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Flames sit at 0-0 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Highlanders are currently 0-1 (0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Illinois-Chicago is 0-0 OU, and UC Riverside is 1-0 OU.

View UC Riverside vs Illinois-Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Flames were listed as 7.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 207-rated UC Riverside taking on the No. 288-rated Flames in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 38-6 win for the Flames on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Illinois-Chicago's No. 289 nationally ranked offense (0 points per game) against a Highlanders defense that sits as the No. 338 at 91 PPG. The Flames have been averaging 0% from the field, less than the Highlanders have managed so far this season (41.2% on average).

Defensively, UC Riverside features the nation's No. 338-rated defense on the road, allowing 91 points per game. Illinois-Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 171 nationally in scoring at home.

UC Riverside was a 91-59 loser in its last match on the road against DePaul. They failed to cover the 19-point spread as underdogs. UC Riverside was run off the court by the Blue Demons on Friday as DePaul routed them 91-59 at Allstate Arena.

Illinois-Chicago was a 68-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. Illinois-Chicago got 14 points from Hayden Humes but lost anyway, 68-55, to Wisc-Milwaukee on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Arena.

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Fresno State are 0-2
After a loss are 5-5

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Highlanders at Flames trends to consider:
UC Riverside is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Illinois-Chicago's last 11 games
Illinois-Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Illinois-Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Illinois-Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
UC Riverside home to Fresno State, Wednesday, November 14
Illinois-Chicago at New Mexico, Friday, November 16