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Wright State Raiders vs Illinois-Chicago Flames in college hoops odds

Illinois-Chicago FlamesWright State Raiders
5-11January 12, 2014, 07:00 | Nutter Center10-8

The Wright State Raiders will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Illinois-Chicago Flames at Nutter Center on Sunday in NCAA hoops play.

The Flames will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 7-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Raiders are 3-9 ATS. Illinois-Chicago is 8-5 on the totals; Wright State is 4-7.

View Illinois-Chicago Flames vs Wright State Raiders Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Wright State in this one found them as -10.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 97-rated Raiders and the No. 172-ranked Flames, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Illinois-Chicago, they were a 75-62 loser as they battled Youngstown State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. The Flames endured a 75-62 loss at the hands of the Penguins on Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from Kelsey Barlow at UIC Pavilion.

Wright State was a 62-45 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Valparaiso. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Raiders grabbed a 62-45 win over the Crusaders on Friday, behind a 12-point effort from Miles Dixon at Athletics-Recreation Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wright State's No. 208-ranked scoring average of 68.67 PPG, against a Flames defense rated No. 214 and allowing 74.81 PPG. The Raiders FG% has averaged 45.94% to date this season, more than the Flames shooters have managed so far (43.99% per game).

A few Flames at Raiders trends to consider:
Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Illinois-Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Wright State
Wright State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Wright State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wright State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
Wright State is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Illinois-Chicago

Next up:
Illinois-Chicago home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Thursday, January 16th
Wright State at Wisc-Green Bay, Friday, January 17th