Cleveland State vs. Illinois-Chicago - 1/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Illinois-Chicago Flames (2-14) at Cleveland State Vikings (6-13)
College Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wolstein Center)
The Line: Cleveland State Vikings -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland State Vikings and the Illinois-Chicago Flames face off on Monday in Horizon League college basketball action.
The Cleveland State Vikings are 6-10 this season and they are coming off of a win over Northern Kentucky that ended a five game losing streak. Cleveland State is averaging 61.9 points and they are shooting 41.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71 points and their opponents are shooting 47.8 percent. Rob Edwards leads the Vikings averaging 11.7 points per game. Andre Yates is averaging 10.7 points, Demonte Flannigan is averaging 9.7 points, and Vinny Zollo is averaging 6.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. Cleveland State is 3-5 at home this season.
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The Illinois-Chicago Flames are 2-14 this season and they have lost their last six games. UIC is averaging 62.4 points and they are shooting 36.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71 points and their opponents are shooting 44.6 percent. Dikembe Dixson leads the Flames averaging 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Dominique Matthews is averaging 9.7 points, Tai Odiase is averaging 8.3 points, and Paris Burns is averaging 7.3 points. UIC is one of the worst teams in the nation and they are 0-7 on the road this season.
Cleveland State is 2-6 against the spread following a win, 5-13 against the spread at home against a team with a losing home record, and 3-9 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. UIC is 8-3 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, 3-12 against the spread in their last 15 games, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games. Illinois-Chicago is 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games against Cleveland State.
These are bad teams so it is tough to lay this many points especially since UIC has the better defense.