Youngstown State vs. UIC - 2/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Illinois-Chicago Flames (5-19) at Youngstown State Penguins (9-17)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Beeghly Center)
The Line: Youngstown State Penguins -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UIC Flames and Youngstown State Penguins square off Tuesday at the Beeghly Center.
The UIC Flames look for their first three-game winning streak of the season. The UIC Flames are averaging 66.5 points on 39 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Dikembe Dixson is averaging 18.1 points and 7.1 rebounds while Tai Odiase is averaging 9.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. Najeal Young is grabbing six rebounds and Lance Whitaker is dishing 3.4 assists. The UIC Flames are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 61.5 percent from the free throw line. The Flames are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The UIC Flames have lost 12 straight road games.
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The Youngstown State Penguins need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Youngstown State Penguins are averaging 75 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 82.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Cameron Morse is averaging 19.8 points and 2.7 assists while Matt Donlan is averaging 13 points and 4.1 rebounds. Francisco Santiago is dishing 4.2 assists and Jordan Andrews is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Youngstown State Penguins are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Penguins are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Youngstown State Penguins have lost four straight home games.
The Flames are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Penguins are 8-19 ATS in their last 27 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Youngstown State.
Even though UIC is playing better ball as of late, Youngstown State is still the better team here. The Penguins offensive attack should get the better of the Flames. After all, the Penguins have beaten the Flames in four of the last five meetings.