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Loyola of Chicago Ramblers visit Illinois-Chicago Flames in NCAAB hoops battle

Loyola of Chicago RamblersIllinois-Chicago Flames
Jan 14, 4:00 PM | UIC Pavilion

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds


UIC Pavilion features an NCAAB clash between the host Illinois-Chicago Flames and the visiting Loyola of Chicago Ramblers in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Flames sit at 5-11 (6-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Ramblers are currently 5-11 (5-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Illinois-Chicago is 9-5 OU, and Loyola of Chicago is 4-10 OU.

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

Betting Line:
The Ramblers are listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Flames sit at No. 219 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ramblers sit at No. 200 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Ramblers will win this game 57-56.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Ramblers is ranked No. 287 in NCAA hoops at 32.1 per game. Contrast that with Illinois-Chicago’s No. 69 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Illinois-Chicago is the No. 153-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Loyola of Chicago rates No. 341 at 3.5 per game.

Defensively, Loyola of Chicago features the nation's No. 32-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.2 points per game. Illinois-Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 306 nationally in scoring at home.

Loyola of Chicago was a 69-48 loser in its last match on the road against Cleveland State. They failed to cover the 14.5–point spread as underdogs. Loyola of Chicago was run off the court by the Vikings on Saturday as Cleveland State routed them 69-48 at Wolstein Center.

Illinois-Chicago lost its last outing, a 71-50 result against Youngstown State on January 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. The Flames were hammered by Youngstown State on Saturday, losing by a 71-50 final at Beeghly Center in college basketball betting action.

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Valparaiso are 3-7
After playing Cleveland State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Butler are 3-7
After playing Youngstown State are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Ramblers at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Loyola of Chicago's last 8 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Illinois-Chicago
Loyola of Chicago is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois-Chicago
Illinois-Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Illinois-Chicago is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Loyola of Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois-Chicago's last 6 games
Illinois-Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago home to Valparaiso, Thursday, January 19
Illinois-Chicago home to Butler, Thursday, January 19