Oakland @ Illinois-Chicago
Current Records: Oakland 5-2; Illinois-Chicago 2-4
What to Know
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies lost both of their matches to the Illinois-Chicago Flames last season on scores of 72-74 and 73-90, so they’re hoping to turn the tables this season. The Golden Grizzlies and Illinois-Chicago will face off in a Horizon League battle at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at Credit Union 1 Arena. Oakland will be strutting in after a win while Illinois-Chicago will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Oakland can’t say they have nothing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week. They took their game against the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens last Wednesday 81-73.
Meanwhile, the contest between Illinois-Chicago and the San Diego Toreros last week was not a total blowout, but with the Flames falling 64-52, it was darn close to turning into one.
The Golden Grizzlies are the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
Oakland’s victory brought them up to 5-2 while Illinois-Chicago’s loss pulled them down to 2-4. Oakland is 3-1 after wins this season, and Illinois-Chicago is 1-2 after losses.
How To Watch
When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ETWhere: Credit Union 1 Arena — Chicago, IllinoisFollow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $28.83
The Golden Grizzlies are a solid 5.5-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 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Oakland have won eight out of their last 12 games against Illinois-Chicago.
Dec 20, 2020 – Illinois-Chicago 90 vs. Oakland 73Dec 19, 2020 – Illinois-Chicago 74 vs. Oakland 72Feb 29, 2020 – Oakland 68 vs. Illinois-Chicago 66Jan 23, 2020 – Illinois-Chicago 80 vs. Oakland 50Feb 28, 2019 – Oakland 86 vs. Illinois-Chicago 72Jan 26, 2019 – Oakland 80 vs. Illinois-Chicago 67Feb 02, 2018 – Illinois-Chicago 79 vs. Oakland 73Jan 15, 2018 – Oakland 78 vs. Illinois-Chicago 68Feb 19, 2017 – Oakland 87 vs. Illinois-Chicago 75Jan 08, 2017 – Oakland 58 vs. Illinois-Chicago 57Feb 21, 2016 – Oakland 74 vs. Illinois-Chicago 63Jan 10, 2016 – Oakland 86 vs. Illinois-Chicago 61