Wisc-Green Bay vs. UIC - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Illinois-Chicago Flames (10-23) at Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix (23-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Athletics-Recreation Center)
The Line: Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix and the Illinois-Chicago Flames face off on Saturday at Athletics Recreation Center in a Horizon League college basketball tournament semi-final.
The Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix finished their regular season at 23-7 and earned a bye in the first round of the Horizon League tournament. Green Bay is averaging 69.4 points and they are shooting 46.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Keifer Sykes leads the Phoenix averaging 18.5 points per game. Greg Mays is averaging 12.4 points, Carrington Love is averaging 10.5 points, and Jordan Fuse is averaging 7.9 points and 7.2 rebounds. UW-Green Bay is 4-1 in neutral site games and 12-4 in the Horizon League this season.
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The UIC Flames are just 10-23 this season but they are coming off of a huge upset win over Oakland on Friday in their Horizon League Tournament opener. UIC is averaging 65 points and they are shooting 38.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.3 points and their opponents are shooting 47.7 percent. Jay Harris leads the Flames averaging 15 points per game. Paris Burns is averaging 10.4 points, Marc Brown is averaging 8.3 points, and Jake Wiegand is averaging 7.9 points and 5.2 rebounds. UIC is 1-3 in neutral site games and 6-12 in the Horizon League.
Green Bay is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 1-6 against the spread following a win, and 35-17 against the spread in Saturday games. UIC is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 6-0 against the spread following a win, and 29-13 against the spread in their last 42 neutral site games. The underdog has covered the point spread in six of the last seven meetings of these two.
I was dead wrong picking against UIC on Friday but I am going to go against them again here as Green Bay is just the much better team.