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NCAA Basketball Odds: UIC Flames vs Cleveland State Vikings

UIC Flames will go to the free throw line vs Cleveland State Vikings on Thursday, hoping to boost its 8-8 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UIC Flames opened as 3-point underdogs 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).

UIC Flames vs Cleveland State Vikings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Cleveland State Vikings are 5-11 overall and 4-10 ATS, while the UIC Flames are 8-8 and 9-4 ATS. As for the betting totals, Cleveland State boasts a 8-6 on the OU, and UIC is 7-6.

The Cleveland State Vikings sit at No. 241 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the UIC Flames sit at No. 163 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland State has the nation's No. 235-rated offensive output, at 67.12 PPG. The visiting UIC Flames defense ranks No. 173 allowing on average 72.94 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 41.51% so far, less than the Cleveland State Flames marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.38% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UIC suffered a 58-57 loss against Oakland on Sunday, getting 15 points from Tarkus Ferguson in a losing effort at UIC Pavilion.

Cleveland State suffered a 83-75 loss against Northern Kentucky on Saturday, getting 19 points from Rob Edwards in a losing effort at BB.

Betting Trends
  • UIC is 1-19 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • UIC is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Cleveland State
  • UIC is 2-17 SU in its last 19 games when playing Cleveland State
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of UIC's last 20 games when playing Cleveland State
  • Cleveland State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Cleveland State is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games when playing UIC
  • Cleveland State is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games when playing UIC

Next Betting Matchups

UIC at Youngstown State, Saturday, January 14th
Cleveland State at Valparaiso, Saturday, January 14th