The Illinois-Chicago Flames and the Butler Bulldogs will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Oddsmakers currently have the Bulldogs listed as 13-point favorites versus the Flames, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Butler held an 18 point lead at the half as they tore apart Wright State 69-50 on Saturday. Butler easily covered the 2-point spread, and the 119 points made it OVER the posted total of 113.
Zach Hahn had 17 points off 6-for-10 shooting, Willie Veasley added 13 points and Garret Butcher hauled down nine rebounds in that win.
Butler has won 2 straight games.
Illinois-Chicago: 11-13 SU, 9-12-1 ATS
Butler: 21-2 SU, 12-8-1 ATS
Illinois-Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-3
Before playing Valparaiso are 4-2
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Butler most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 9-1
After playing Wright State are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois-Chicago’s last 5 games when playing Butler
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois-Chicago’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois-Chicago’s last 6 games on the road
Illinois-Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Butler is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Butler’s last 5 games when playing Illinois-Chicago
Illinois-Chicago at Valparaiso, Sunday, February 15
Butler home to Loyola of Chicago, Sunday, February 15