Illinois-Chicago Flames vs. Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix - 1/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix (10-6) at Illinois-Chicago Flames (2-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm (UIC Pavilion)
The Line: Illinois-Chicago Flames +12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Illinois-Chicago Flames look to steal a win from the Green Bay Phoenix in a Horizon match up.
The Green Bay Phoenix were not supposed to be a factor in the Horizon but right now they look dangerous. The Phoenix have fashioned a 10-6 record behind a top 20 offense that is averaging nearly 85 points. GB had rattled off four straight wins before a 103-93 shootout defeat at Youngstown State on Saturday where the Penguins pulled away late. YSU fired away at 51% including an 11-20 mark on threes while the Phoenix hung tough on 41% from the floor with 18 more looks at the basket but a 19-32 effort at the stripe cost the team on the scoreboard. Charles Cooper was the top option with 19 points and five yanks while Jordan Fouse added 15 points and ten rebounds. Turner Botz netted 13 points and Khalil Small eleven with the duo grabbing nine boards between them.
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The Illinois-Chicago Flames have had problems getting both their scoring and defense on the same page and the result has been a 2-12 record. The trends continued in an 86-61 defeat at Oakland as a 21 point underdog Sunday. The Flames found themselves down 14 after 20 minutes and the Golden Grizzlies never let up with their 48% shooting and 18 more free throws being to much for the Flames 37.5% accuracy. Dikembe Dixon led all scorers with 28 points and six pulls on 10-23 while Michael Kolawole and Najeal Young tossed in eight points apiece with Young snaring a team high eight rebounds. The UIC offense needed more secondary product but eight others managed 15 points.
The under is 10-1 in UIC last 11 vs. Horizon League and UIC are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games overall while the under is 17-4 in their last 21 overall. Green Bay are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. If the Phoenix play as they have they cover…