Illinois-Chicago vs. Cleveland State - 1/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland State Vikings (7-8) at Illinois-Chicago Flames (5-11)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm (UIC Pavilion)
The Line: Illinois-Chicago Flames +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UIC Chicago Flames and the Cleveland State Vikings face off on Sunday at UIC Pavilion in college basketball action.
The UIC Flames are 5-11 this season and they have won their last two games. Illinois Chicago is averaging 61.6 points and they are shooting 35.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.9 points and their opponents are shooting 47 percent. Jay Harris leads the Flames averaging 14.3 points per game. Jake Wiegand is averaging 12.8 points and 7.8 rebounds, Paris Burns is averaging 9.1 points, and Marc Brown is averaging 8.2 points. UIC is 5-3 at home this season.
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The Cleveland State Vikings are 7-8 this season and they are coming off of a win in their conference opener against Milwaukee. Cleveland State is averaging 64.5 points and they are shooting 41.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.5 points and their opponents are shooting 47 percent. Trey Lewis is averaging 17.1 points per game to lead the Vikings. Charlie Lee is averaging 12.2 points, Anton Grady is averaging 11.6 points and 5.6 rebounds, and Marlin Mason is averaging 7.9 points. Cleveland State is 1-6 on the road this season.
UIC is 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games, 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 home games, and 1-4 against the spread following a win. Cleveland State is 12-4-1 against the spread against the Horizon League, 18-7-1 against the spread in their last 26 road games, and 1-5 against the spread following a win. Cleveland State has covered the point spread in five of their last six meetings with UIC.
UIC is just awful and laying the points with the road team is the best option here.