Who's Playing

Northeastern @ Illinois-Chicago

Current Records: Northeastern 3-6; Illinois-Chicago 7-4

What to Know

The Illinois-Chicago Flames have the luxury of staying home another game and will welcome the Northeastern Huskies at 2 p.m. ET Dec. 18 at Credit Union 1 Arena.

The Flames beat the Prairie View A&M Panthers 70-61 last week. Among those leading the charge for Illinois-Chicago was guard Jace Carter, who had 15 points.

Meanwhile, Northeastern escaped with a win two weeks ago against the Holy Cross Crusaders by the margin of a single free throw, 59-58.

Illinois-Chicago is the favorite in this one, with an expected 4-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.

Their wins bumped Illinois-Chicago to 7-4 and Northeastern to 3-6. We'll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when the Flames and the Huskies clash.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Credit Union 1 Arena -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $34.74


The Flames are a 4-point favorite against the Huskies, 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 4-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.