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Loyola-Chicago Ramblers take on Flames in NCAA Basketball Betting

The UIC Flames will be trying to slam the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers on Saturday when the teams tip off at UIC Pavilion in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UIC Flames betting line opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Loyola-Chicago Ramblers vs UIC Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers will look to cover the spread vs the UIC Flames on Saturday, as the Ramblers are 6-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Flames are 5-3 ATS. Loyola-Chicago is 4-3 against the total, while UIC is 6-1 versus the total betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 287-rated UIC Flames and the No. 84-ranked Loyola-Chicago Ramblers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Loyola-Chicago is ranked No. 141 in NCAA basketball at 37.14 per game. Contrast that with UIC's No. 89 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UIC is the No. 198-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Loyola-Chicago rates No. 117 at 7.82 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Loyola-Chicago earned a 72-56 victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday, getting 22 points from Milton Doyle at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Dikembe Dixson scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Flames to a win (they lost 73-69 to Grand Canyon at GCU Arena on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Loyola-Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Loyola-Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Loyola-Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola-Chicago's last 6 games on the road
  • UIC is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
  • UIC is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • UIC is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Loyola-Chicago
  • UIC is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Loyola-Chicago

Next Betting Matchups

Loyola-Chicago at Toledo, Tuesday, December 20th
UIC at Northern Arizona, Tuesday, December 20th