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UIC Flames vs Youngstown State Penguins Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Youngstown State takes to the basketball court against UIC on Thursday, hoping to send the Flames to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at UIC Pavilion.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the UIC Flames in this one found them listed as -7.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Penguins was expected to move the line.

Youngstown State Penguins vs UIC Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

UIC Flames battles the Youngstown State Penguins, currently sitting with a 10-15 mark (6-15 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 12-9 for the UIC Flames and 12-9 for the Youngstown State Penguins.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the UIC Flames rated this week at No. 148 and the Youngstown State Penguins sitting at No. 284.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features UIC's No. 72-ranked scoring average of 77.79 PPG, against a Youngstown State Penguins defense rated No. 255 and allowing 82.84 PPG. The UIC Flames FG% has averaged 45.08% to date this season, more than the Youngstown State Penguins shooters have managed so far (44% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Youngstown State suffered a 90-80 loss against Detroit on Saturday, getting 20 points from Cameron Morse in a losing effort at Beeghly Center.

Tarkus Ferguson scored 25 points and added 11 assists for a double-double, leading UIC over Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 105-100, on Saturday at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Youngstown State is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Youngstown State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Youngstown State's last 5 games
  • Youngstown State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • UIC is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • UIC is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UIC's last 5 games
  • UIC is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

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