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Illinois-Chicago Flames Battle vs Youngstown State Penguins Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

The Youngstown State Penguins will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Flames in Illinois-Chicago at UIC Pavilion on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois-Chicago Flames were listed as 4-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Youngstown State Penguins vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois-Chicago Flames are 2-17 so far on the season, and 5-13 ATS vs the number. The Youngstown State Penguins, meanwhile, are 8-13 and 9-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Illinois-Chicago go 6-12 and the Youngstown State Penguins go 11-6 on betting totals.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Illinois-Chicago Flames at No. 323 and the Youngstown State Penguins at No. 316 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Illinois-Chicago's No. 237-ranked offense, averaging 65.68 PPG, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 245 at 81.1 PPG. The Flames field goal percentage has averaged 38.76% so far, less than the Penguins marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.66% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Matt Donlan scored 16 points leading the Penguins to a 70-55 victory over Cleveland State at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday.

Dikembe Dixson went off for 29 points and added 9 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Wright State handed Illinois-Chicago a 80-66 defeat at Nutter Center.

Betting Trends
  • Youngstown State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Youngstown State is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Youngstown State's last 6 games
  • Youngstown State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Illinois-Chicago is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois-Chicago's last 9 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Youngstown State at Valparaiso, Saturday, January 30th
Illinois-Chicago at Cleveland State, Saturday, January 30th