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Southern Methodist Mustangs visit Illinois-Chicago Flames in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Southern Methodist MustangsIllinois-Chicago Flames
7-2December 04, 2013, 08:00 | UIC Pavilion3-4

Illinois-Chicago will look to improve on its 3-4 record on Wednesday when they host Southern Methodist in NCAA basketball odds action at UIC Pavilion.

The Flames currently sports a 3-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-4 ATS. The Mustangs are 7-2 and 3-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Flames produce a 5-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mustangs have gone 3-3 against the number.

View Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Flames in this one found them listed as 8-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Wednesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Mustangs was expected to move the line.

This game puts the Flames, most recently No. 219 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mustangs, who rate No. 155 in the latest survey.

Southern Methodist was an 88-59 winner in its last match at home against McNeese State. The Mustangs blew out McNeese State on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 88-59 win at Moody Coliseum.

Illinois-Chicago was a 94-76 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wagner. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Kelsey Barlow poured in a team-high 38 points for Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday, as they defeated Wagner 94-76 at Germain Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois-Chicago's No. 197-rated squad against Southern Methodist's No. 70-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois-Chicago rates No. 101 in the country with 6.71 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 184 nationally with 5.22 per match.

A few Mustangs at Flames trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Southern Methodist is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Southern Methodist home to Hofstra, Saturday, December 7th
Illinois-Chicago at Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, December 7th