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Purple Aces face Illinois-Chicago Flames: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Evansville Purple AcesIllinois-Chicago Flames
Nov 23, 8:00 PM | UIC Pavilion

Evansville Purple Aces vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Illinois-Chicago Flames try to run the Purple Aces off the court at UIC Pavilion in college hoops action.

The Purple Aces will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 1-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Flames are 0-1 ATS. Evansville is 2-0 on the totals; Illinois-Chicago is 1-0.

View Evansville vs Illinois-Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Flames are listed as 5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Flames and the No. 178-ranked Purple Aces, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-68 result in favor of the Purple Aces.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Illinois-Chicago's No. 305-ranked offense, averaging 59 PPG, against a Purple Aces defense that ranks No. 296 at 74.7 PPG. The Flames field goal percentage has averaged 38.5% so far, less than the Purple Aces marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Evansville owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Illinois-Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 294 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Evansville was an 80-53 winner at home against Oakland City. The Purple Aces blew out Oakland City on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 80-53 win at Ford Center.

Illinois-Chicago was a 65-61 loser in its last match at home against Quincy. The Flames endured a 65-61 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Daniel Barnes at UIC Pavilion.

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Alabama State are 1-0
After playing Oakland City are 3-0
After a win are 4-6

Illinois-Chicago Flames Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Toledo are 2-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Purple Aces at Flames trends to consider:
Evansville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Evansville
Illinois-Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Illinois-Chicago is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Evansville home to Alabama State, Tuesday, November 29
Illinois-Chicago at Toledo, Saturday, November 26