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UIC Flames vs Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Line and Trends Report

The Northern Illinois Huskies host UIC on Thursday, looking to build on their 5-5 mark against the 4-7 Flames in college basketball betting action at NIU Convocation Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northern Illinois Huskies betting line opened as -2.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

UIC Flames vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies are 5-5 so far on the season, and 4-4 ATS vs the number. The UIC Flames, meanwhile, are 4-7 and 4-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Northern Illinois go 4-4 and the UIC Flames go 5-6 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Northern Illinois Huskies rated this week at No. 255 and the UIC Flames sitting at No. 263.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northern Illinois's No. 101-ranked scoring average of 77.5 PPG, against a UIC Flames defense rated No. 145 and allowing 71.45 PPG. The Northern Illinois Huskies FG% has averaged 46.74% to date this season, more than the UIC Flames shooters have managed so far (42.61% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UIC suffered a 71-70 loss against Illinois State on Tuesday, getting 23 points from Marcus Ottey in a losing effort at Redbird Arena.

Northern Illinois got 26 points from Eugene German on the way to a 79-70 loss against Marquette on Monday at Bradley Center.

Betting Trends
  • UIC is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • UIC is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • UIC is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UIC's last 5 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
  • Northern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Northern Illinois is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games when playing UIC
  • Northern Illinois is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing UIC

Next Betting Matchups

UIC home to Trinity Christian, Saturday, December 23rd
Northern Illinois at Iowa, Friday, December 29th