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

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Illinois State Redbirds taking on the Illinois-Chicago Flames Wednesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Illinois State Redbirds in this one, their betting line was listed as -9-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois-Chicago Flames are 1-6 so far on the season, and 2-5 ATS vs the number. The Illinois State Redbirds, meanwhile, are 4-6 and 2-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Illinois-Chicago go 3-4 and the Illinois State Redbirds go 3-5 on betting totals.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 277 (Illinois-Chicago) and the No. 215 (Illinois State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois-Chicago's No. 204-ranked scoring average of 68.86 PPG, against a Illinois State Redbirds defense rated No. 134 and allowing 69.7 PPG. The Illinois-Chicago Flames FG% has averaged 38.79% to date this season, less than the Illinois State Redbirds shooters have managed so far (40.17% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois State earned a 63-61 victory over Murray State on Sunday, getting 16 points from Deontae Hawkins at Redbird Arena.

The Flames got a 20-point effort from Dikembe Dixson, who added 20 rebounds, but Illinois still managed to defeat Illinois-Chicago 83-79 Saturday at United Center.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Illinois State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Illinois State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 6 games on the road
  • Illinois-Chicago is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • Illinois-Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Illinois State
  • Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois State

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois State at Saint Joseph's, Saturday, December 19th
Illinois-Chicago at Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, December 19th