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UIC Flames Visit Valparaiso Crusaders in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Valparaiso Crusaders will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Sunday when they play host to the UIC Flames at Athletics-Recreation Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the UIC Flames in this one, their betting line was listed as 12-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

UIC Flames vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Valparaiso Crusaders are 15-4 so far on the season, and 9-7 ATS vs the number. The UIC Flames, meanwhile, are 11-8 and 12-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Valparaiso go 7-9 and the UIC Flames go 8-8 on betting totals.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 114-rated UIC Flames taking on the No. 65-rated Valparaiso Crusaders in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Valparaiso's No. 21-rated squad against UIC's No. 20-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Valparaiso rates No. 231 in the country with 5.89 per game, while their foes tonight, the UIC Flames rank No. 177 nationally with 6.84 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wisconsin-Milwaukee was victimized for 20 points and 20 rebounds by Tai Odiase as the Flames bested the Panthers 71-57 in college basketball action on Tuesday.

The battle between the Crusaders and Phoenix didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wisconsin-Green Bay was handed a 80-56 defeat on Monday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Betting Trends
  • UIC is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UIC is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UIC's last 6 games
  • UIC is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UIC home to Northern Kentucky, Friday, January 27th
Valparaiso at Wright State, Friday, January 27th