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Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Oakland Grizzlies Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Illinois-Chicago Flames try to run the Oakland Grizzlies off the court at UIC Pavilion in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois-Chicago Flames were listed as 16-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Oakland Grizzlies vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Grizzlies will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Sunday; they are 18-5-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Illinois-Chicago Flames are 10-15 ATS. Oakland Grizzlies are 15-9 on betting the total; Illinois-Chicago Flames are 10-15.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 299-rated Illinois-Chicago Flames and the No. 12-ranked Oakland Grizzlies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Illinois-Chicago's No. 224 nationally ranked offense (67.65 points per game) against a Oakland Grizzlies defense that sits as the No. 247 at 79.52 PPG. The Illinois-Chicago Flames have been averaging 39.21% from the field, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (45.69% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Grizzlies wasted a 26-point performance from Kahlil Felder in losing to Valparaiso 86-84 on Friday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Illinois-Chicago got 26 points from Dikembe Dixson on the way to a 83-72 loss against Detroit on Friday at UIC Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 8-1-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Oakland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 10-0-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Illinois-Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 4-19 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois-Chicago's last 9 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland home to Detroit, Friday, February 26th
Illinois-Chicago at Wisc-Green Bay, Friday, February 26th