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UIC Flames vs Valparaiso Crusaders Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Valparaiso Crusaders in this one, their betting line was listed as -5.5-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs UIC Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UIC Flames are 7-6 so far on the season, and 7-3 ATS vs the number. The Valparaiso Crusaders, meanwhile, are 10-3 and 5-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UIC go 7-3 and the Valparaiso Crusaders go 5-5 on betting totals.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 108-rated Valparaiso Crusaders taking on the No. 203-rated UIC Flames in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up UIC's No. 45 nationally ranked offense (81 points per game) against a Valparaiso Crusaders defense that sits as the No. 175 at 72.69 PPG. The UIC Flames have been averaging 47.09% from the field, more than the Crusaders have managed so far this season (43.28% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Shane Hammink scored 22 points leading the Crusaders to a 80-61 victory over Chicago State at Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday.

The Flames blew out Roosevelt on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 91-53 win at UIC Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
  • Valparaiso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Valparaiso's last 8 games on the road
  • UIC is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • UIC is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Valparaiso
  • UIC is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Valparaiso
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of UIC's last 10 games when playing Valparaiso

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