Cleveland State Vikings vs. Illinois-Chicago Flames - 2/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Illinois-Chicago Flames (6-19) at Cleveland State Vikings (15-11)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Wolstein Center)
The Line: Cleveland State Vikings -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: American Network
The UIC Flames will travel to the Wolsetein Center to take on the Cleveland State Vikings this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The UIC Flames improved to 7-19 (3-8 Horizon) on the season after defeating the Wright State Raiders, 79-75, this past Thursday. UIC shot 54.5% from the field and 64.7% (11-17) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Flames was Jay Harris who had 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists. UIC is ranked 291st in the RPI Standings and has played the 149th ranked SOS. On the season, the Flames have been led by Jay Harris (14.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.3 apg) and Paris Burns (10.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.3 apg). UIC is averaging 64.3 ppg on 38.2% shooting. The Flames are shooting 36.5% from beyond the arc and 73.6% from the free-throw line. UIC is holding their opponents to an average of 72.6 ppg on 49.1% shooting.
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The Cleveland State Vikings dropped to 15-11 (9-3 Horizon) on the season after being defeated by the Detroit Titans, 66-65, this past Friday. Cleveland State shot 40.4% from the field and 36.4% (8-22) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Vikings was Trey Lewis who had 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Cleveland State is ranked 140th in the RPI Standings and has played the 165th ranked SOS. On the season, the Vikings have been led by Trey Lewis (16.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.0 apg) and Anton Grady (13.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.2 bpg). Cleveland State is averaging 66.3 ppg on 44.4% shooting. The Vikings are shooting 36.5% from beyond the arc and 70.1% from the free-throw line. Cleveland State is holding their opponents to an average of 62.9 ppg on 43.0 % shooting.
The Flames are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall however, just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Vikings are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games following a S.U. loss and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS loss.
UIC have won two straight (both on the road) and has been very competitive in their last 5 games in conference play. Cleveland State had their three game winning streak snapped and as they lost a disappointing game at Detroit in which they struggled on the offensive end. UIC has really been playing well on the offensive end as of late and although Cleveland State will be looking to rebound from their lost at Detroit which put them into a tie for second with Green Bay in the Horizon, I think that UIC will be able to do enough in this one to keep this within the number. Take UIC and the points.