Indiana State @ Illinois-Chicago
Current Records: Indiana State 18-9; Illinois-Chicago 10-17
What to Know
The Indiana State Sycamores and the Illinois-Chicago Flames will face off in a Missouri Valley clash at 8 p.m. ET Feb. 15 at Credit Union 1 Arena. The Sycamores will be strutting in after a victory while Illinois-Chicago will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Indiana State didn't have too much trouble with the Northern Iowa Panthers on the road this past Saturday as they won 80-62. Indiana State's success was spearheaded by the efforts of guard Julian Larry, who had 17 points, and guard Courvoisier McCauley, who shot 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and finished with 21 points.
Meanwhile, the oddsmakers predicted a rough contest for Illinois-Chicago this past Saturday, and boy were they were right. They found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 98-71 punch to the gut against the Belmont Bruins. Guard Christian Jones wasn't much of a difference maker for Illinois-Chicago; Jones played for 33 minutes with.
The Sycamores are the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a six-game streak of ATS wins.
Indiana State's win brought them up to 18-9 while the Flames' loss pulled them down to 10-17. A pair of offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Indiana State enters the game with 78.9 points per game on average, good for 30th best in college basketball. Less enviably, Illinois-Chicago has only been able to knock down 41.40% percent of their shots, which is the 23rd lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked against Illinois-Chicago.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Credit Union 1 Arena -- Chicago, Illinois
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $32.55
The Sycamores are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Flames, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Indiana State won the only game these two teams have played in the last nine years.
- Jan 07, 2023 - Indiana State 80 vs. Illinois-Chicago 60