Illinois-Chicago Flames at Wisconsin Green Bay Phoenix NCAAB Pick - Game Analysis and Odds

February 16, 9:00 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Green Bay +3.5

The Illinois-Chicago Flames will lock horns with the Green Bay Phoenix in a Horizon League conference clash. The contest will take place on Friday, February 16th, 2018 with a scheduled tip-off time of 9:00 PM ET. ESPN3 will televise the game. This series has been one of a streak. Presently, Illinois-Chicago owns a two-game winning streak in this series preceded by a Green Bay winning the previous eight in a ten-game sample. In the most UIC victory, the Flames defeated the Phoenix at home in January by a score of 84-73.

Both teams enter on six days' rest and losses to constituents within their respective conference. For Illinois-Chicago, the Flames defeat in what was classed as an upset when they fell against Cleveland State as an 11.5-point favorite. The Phoenix enter this contest riding a three-game losing streak in the recent competition.

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Straight Up and Against the Point Spread Records

Illinois-Chicago Flames, 15-12 SU, 13-10 ATS
Green Bay Phoenix, 10-18 SU, 12-10-1 ATS

Illinois Chicago at Green Bay NCAAB Key Betting Trends

  • Green Bay is 10-5 SU at home this season.
  • Illinois-Chicago is 6-7 SU on the road this season.
  • Illinois-Chicago is 3-1-1 ATS in the previous five contests between both sides.
  • Underdog is 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings between both parties

Public Money

From the get-go, it has been all Illinois-Chicago from a betting perspective according to line movements. Overall, the market has moved upward by 1.5 points to reflect the substantial steamrolling in on the Flames. On the contrary, 93% of the cash action is on Green Bay. In Over/Under markets, the figure has gone up by 3.5 points to its current station, reflecting the early wagering on the Over. On the Money Line, the Flames come in as a -183 favorite while the Phoenix sit as a +140 home pup.

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Illinois-Chicago at Green Bay Prediction 02/16/2018

There are many moving parts to this play that make us side with Green Bay. First, Green Bay has won every game they have played this year at home. This kind of home court advantage makes the Phoenix a good play, as a whole. When you toss in points, Green Bay looks like a must-play. Moreover, the stock Green Bay, in particular, is at a low end. This is contrarian to the rising stock of the Flames who have been faring well on the road as of recent. What this allows is us to take advantage of an inflated number. When you combine the ingredients with the low-hanging fruit offered on the road favorite, there is an excellent chance here that Green Bay can get out of their funk and pull an upset. As a result, we will trade in the points and take The Phoenix outright on the Money Line.

Free Pick: 
Take Green Bay +140

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