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Illinois-Chicago vs. Wisc-Milwaukee - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (12-6) at Illinois-Chicago Flames (2-13)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm (UIC Pavilion)

The Line: Illinois-Chicago Flames +11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: comcast chicago plus

The Milwaukee Panthers and UIC Flames square off Saturday afternoon at the UIC Pavilion.

The Milwaukee Panthers hope to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Panthers are averaging 77.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Matt Tiby is averaging 14.6 points and 2.4 assists while Akeem Springs is averaging 14.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. Austin Arians is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Jordan Johnson is dishing 7.9 assists. The Milwaukee Panthers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. Milwaukee is allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Panthers have won eight of their last 10 road games.

Illinois-Chicago vs. Wisc-Milwaukee - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The UIC Flames need a victory after a brutal 2-13 start to the season. The UIC Flames are averaging 66.5 points on 38.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Dikembe Dixson is averaging 15.3 points and 6.6 rebounds while Tai Odiase is averaging 7.8 points and 4.6 rebounds. Paris Burns is dishing 2.5 assists and Najeal Young is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The UIC Flames are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 64 percent from the free throw line. UIC is allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The UIC Flames have lost 11 of their last 15 home games.

The Panthers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Flames are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Panthers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Illinois-Chicago.

UIC is easily one of the worst teams in the country and isn't even doing a good job of covering. Milwaukee has to be the pick simply as a fade from the Flames.

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers -11.5

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