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Wisc-Milwaukee vs. Illinois-Chicago - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Illinois-Chicago Flames (5-16) at Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (7-14)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm (UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena)

The Line: Wisconsin Milwaukee -8 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The UIC Flames and Milwaukee Panthers meet Thursday at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

The UIC Flames look to get back on track after losing their last five games. On the season, UIC is averaging 63.9 points on 36.9 percent shooting and are allowing 70.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Jay Harris is averaging 14.2 points and 3.1 assists while Jake Wiegand is averaging 11.3 points and 6.9 rebounds. Paris Burns is dishing 1.5 assists and Marc Brown is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The UIC Flames have five players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 73.1 percent from the line and 28.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, UIC is allowing 5.8 threes per game and has given up 71 or more points in four of its last five games. The UIC Flames are 0-9 SU on the road.

Wisc-Milwaukee vs. Illinois-Chicago -  College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Milwaukee Panthers would love a feel good win after losing eight of their last 10 games. On the season, Milwaukee is averaging 63.1 points on 41.6 percent shooting and are allowing 70.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Steve McWhorter is averaging 14.1 points and 3.9 assists while Matt Tiby is averaging 11.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. Akeem Springs is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and J.J. Panoske is shooting 45 percent from the field. The Milwaukee Panthers have seven players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 72.5 percent from the line and 29.9 percent from downtown. Defensivel, Milwaukee is allowing 6.1 threes per game and has given up 73 or more points in six of its last nine games.

Illinois-Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road and 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road. The Wisc-Milwaukee is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games and 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home. 

There's no way you can lay this type of chalk on a Panthers team that's lost eight of their last 10 games. Niether team plays a lick of defense, which should make the poins come in handy here, as this is truly a toss up between two of the bottom feeders in the country. 

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Illinois-Chicago Flames +8

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