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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Northern Illinois Huskies Over Illinois-Chicago Flames

The Illinois-Chicago Flames will try to cover the point spread at UIC Pavilion on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Northern Illinois Huskies in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northern Illinois Huskies opened as -7.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Illinois-Chicago Flames battles the Northern Illinois Huskies, currently sitting with a 9-2 mark (5-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 3-6 for the Illinois-Chicago Flames and 3-4 for the Northern Illinois Huskies.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Illinois-Chicago Flames rated this week at No. 315 and the Northern Illinois Huskies sitting at No. 101.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Northern Illinois Huskies rank No. 27 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 42.09 per game. That compares with Illinois-Chicago’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois-Chicago is college basketball's No. 236-ranked team at 5.3 per game, while the Northern Illinois Huskies rate No. 125 with 7 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Huskies and Lakers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Roosevelt was handed a 85-52 defeat on Tuesday at NIU Convocation Center.

The Flames grabbed a 91-74 win over the Peregrines on Tuesday, behind a 18-point effort from Gabe Snider at UIC Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Northern Illinois is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 7 games on the road
  • Illinois-Chicago is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • Illinois-Chicago is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Illinois-Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Northern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Illinois home to Judson, Saturday, January 2nd
Illinois-Chicago at Valparaiso, Saturday, January 2nd