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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bulldogs underdogs vs Flames at Illinois-Chicago

Drake BulldogsIllinois-Chicago Flames
15-17November 09, 2013, 08:00 | UIC Pavilion18-16

The visiting Drake Bulldogs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at UIC Pavilion against the Illinois-Chicago Flames.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Flames are 0-0 ATS. Drake is 17-10-2 on the totals; Illinois-Chicago is 15-13-1.

View Drake Bulldogs vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 151-ranked Flames and the No. 207-rated Bulldogs in this matchup.

Drake lost its last outing, a 65-53 result against Creighton on March 8. They earned a push in that game as a 12-point underdog. Drake got 14 points from Richard Carter but lost anyway, 65-53, to Creighton on Friday at Scottrade Center.

Last time out for Illinois-Chicago, they were a 63-51 loser as they battled Northern Iowa on the road. They covered in the match as a 12.5-point underdog. The Flames endured a 63-51 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Saturday, despite a 12-point effort from Josh Crittle at McLeod Center.

Next up:
Drake home to Iowa Weslayan, Tuesday, November 12th
Illinois-Chicago at Roosevelt, Wednesday, November 13th