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Oakland Grizzlies vs. Illinois-Chicago Flames - 2/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Illinois-Chicago Flames (7-21) at Oakland Grizzlies (14-14)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Athletics Center Orena)

The Line: Oakland Grizzlies -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: My 20 Detroit

The UIC Flames will travel to the Athletics Center O'rena to take on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The UIC Flames dropped to 7-21 (3-10 Horizon) on the season after being defeated by the Milwaukee Panthers, 71-60, this past Thursday. UIC shot 37.9% from the field and 36.8% (7-19) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Flames was Jay Harris who had 27 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. UIC is ranked 299th in the RPI Standings and has played the 140th ranked SOS. On the season, the Flames have been led by Jay Harris (14.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.3 apg) and Paris Burns (11.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.5 apg). UIC is averaging 65.3 ppg (ranked 41 on 38.4% shooting (ranked 332nd). The Flames average 6.3 three-pointers per game (ranked 184th) and shoot 73.9% from the free-throw line (ranked 27th). UIC is holding their opponents to an average of 71.2 ppg (ranked 291st) on 48.1% shooting (ranked 339th). The Flames pull down 34.18 total rpg (ranked 188th) and have a turnover margin of 0.4 (ranked 157th).

Oakland Grizzlies vs. Illinois-Chicago Flames - 2/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies improved to 14-14 (9-4 Horizon) on the season after defeating the Wright State Raiders, 76-67, this past Wednesday. Oakland shot 52.9% from the field and 35.0% (7-20) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Golden Grizzlies was Corey Petros who had 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 assist. Oakland is ranked 134th in the RPI Standings and has played the 97th ranked SOS. On the season, the Golden Grizzlies have been led by Kahlil Felder (17.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 7.5 apg) and Corey Petros (14.3 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.0 apg). Oakland is averaging 73.7 ppg (ranked 41st) on 46.5% shooting (ranked 46th). The Golden Grizzlies average 7.5 three-pointers per game (ranked 61st) and 15.9 apg (ranked 17th).  Oakland is holding their opponents to an average of 75.1 ppg (ranked 338th) on 47.2% shooting (ranked 331st).  The Golden Grizzlies pull down 33.0 total rpg (ranked 241st) and have a turnover margin of -1.6 (ranked 289th).

The Flames are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games following a double-digit loss at home and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Golden Grizzlies are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. win and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 home games.

UIC had a disappointing loss at home against a Milwaukee team that hadn't had a win on the road all season. Oakland picked up a convincing win on the road and have won 9 of their last 11 games. Oakland has been dominate at home this season and as they were able to beat UIC by 14 points a few weeks ago at their place, I don't see any reason why they won't be able to win by around the same amount at home. I think Oakland has a big day on the offensive end and covers this large spread. Take Oakland to cover. 

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Oakland Golden Grizzlies -10.5

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