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Oakland Grizzlies vs Illinois-Chicago Flames College Basketball Betting Preview

Oakland Grizzlies


Illinois-Chicago Flames
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 8:00 PM ET
UIC Pavilion

Illinois-Chicago looks to cover the Flames-Grizzlies pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 5-18 mark when they host Oakland in college basketball betting action.

Oakland Grizzlies vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Illinois-Chicago Flames betting line as 5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Oakland Grizzlies vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois-Chicago Flames sit at 5-18 (8-12 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Oakland Grizzlies are currently 11-12 (14-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Illinois-Chicago is 7-6 OU, and Oakland is 6-6 OU.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Illinois-Chicago Flames at No. 230 and the Oakland Grizzlies at No. 152 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How Oakland Grizzlies vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Oakland is ranked No. 189 in NCAA basketball at 33.13 per game. Contrast that with Illinois-Chicago's No. 139 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Illinois-Chicago is the No. 189-ranked team in the country at 5.48 per game, while Oakland rates No. 41 at 7.57 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Grizzlies got 21 points from Corey Petros as Oakland ran past Youngstown State 96-80 on Sunday at Beeghly Center.

Ahman Fells went off for 28 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Valparaiso handed Illinois-Chicago a 70-65 defeat at UIC Pavilion.

Oakland Grizzlies vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Betting Odds Trends

Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois-Chicago's last 8 games
Illinois-Chicago is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Valparaiso, Sunday, February 8th
Illinois-Chicago at Detroit, Sunday, February 8th