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Loyola of Chicago Ramblers host Illinois-Chicago Flames in college basketball action

Illinois-Chicago FlamesLoyola of Chicago Ramblers
Feb 11, 2:00 PM | Joseph J. Gentile Center

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Loyola of Chicago and Illinois-Chicago on Saturday, with the host Ramblers trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This season, the Ramblers are 5-18 overall and 8-13 ATS ATS, while the Flames are 7-16 and 11-10 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Loyola of Chicago boasts a 6-15 on the OU, and Illinois-Chicago is 12-9.

View Illinois-Chicago vs Loyola of Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Ramblers are listed as 1.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Ramblers sit at No. 285 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flames sit at No. 244 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Flames will win this game 55-54.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Flames is ranked No. 108 in NCAA hoops at 36 per game. Contrast that with Loyola of Chicago’s No. 318 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Loyola of Chicago is the No. 342-ranked team in the country at 3.6 per game, while Illinois-Chicago rates No. 143 at 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Illinois-Chicago features the nation's No. 257-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.3 points per game. Loyola of Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 339 nationally in scoring at home.

Illinois-Chicago was a 70-42 loser in their most recent outing at home against Cleveland State. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. The Flames were hammered by Cleveland State on Sunday, losing by a 70-42 final at UIC Pavilion in college basketball betting action.

Last time out for Loyola of Chicago, they were an 80-63 loser as they battled Youngstown State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Walt Gibler scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Ramblers to a win (they lost 80-63 to Youngstown State at Joseph J. Gentile Center on Sunday).

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Valparaiso are 5-5
After playing Cleveland State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Butler are 5-5
After playing Youngstown State are 3-7
After a loss are 0-10

A few Flames at Ramblers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Illinois-Chicago's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois-Chicago's last 7 games when playing on the road against Loyola of Chicago
Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Loyola of Chicago's last 7 games when playing at home against Illinois-Chicago
Loyola of Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola of Chicago's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola of Chicago's last 6 games when playing Illinois-Chicago

Next up:
Illinois-Chicago at Valparaiso, Tuesday, February 14
Loyola of Chicago at Butler, Tuesday, February 14