Flames vs. Raiders Prediction

Illinois-Chicago Flames vs. Wright State Raiders, 2/14/20 Prediction & Odds

The first-place Wright State Raiders will try and pad their lead in the Horizon League standings tonight as they host the Illinois-Chicago Flames. Is Wright State going to win by enouhg to cover the double-digit number?

Game Snapshot

877 Illinois-Chicago Flames at 878 Wright State Raiders

Friday, February 14, 2020

Nutter Center at 9PM ET

TV: ESPN2

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Raiders are a 10.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 148 points. As of Friday morning, .64 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting UIC. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Flames down Phoenix

Illinois-Chicago earned a 71-58 home victory Saturday at home versus Green Bay to improve to 12-14 overall and 7-6 in conference play. The Flames led 40-29 at halftime on their way to the triumph. Marcus Ottey paced UIC with 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting including 2-of-4 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also brought down four rebounds. Tarkus Ferguson racked up 14 points, six boards, six assists, three blocked shots and two steals. Godwin Boahen added 10 points, two caroms and two steals off the bench.

Raiders get past Golden Grizzlies

Wright State picked up an 83-71 home win Saturday night over Oakland to move to 21-5 overall and 11-2 in the Horizon League. The Raiders established a 49-34 halftime advantage on their way to the victory. Bill Wampler led Wright State with 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting including 4-of-7 from 3-point range plus 4-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also accounted for seven rebounds and two assists. Tanner Holden tallied 18 points and five boards. Cole Gentry had 16 points, six dimes and three rebounds. Loudon Love added 13 points and 11 caroms.

College Basketball Betting Trends

Illinois-Chicago

The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings. The Flames are 29-14 ATS in their last 43 Friday night road games.

Wright State

The Raiders are 6-0 ATS in their last six February home games. Wright State is 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings.

Prediction:

This is a revenge spot for the Raiders as they lost 76-72 at UIC back on January 12. Expect a focused and strong effort from Wright State as its only two home defeats this season have come by one point in one contest and overtime in the other. The Flames have shown some life since the win over the Raiders, but they are still a subpar team with a weak offense. Look for Wright State to put the clamps down and ease to a win by enough to cover the spread.

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: WRIGHT STATE RAIDERS -10.5

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