UIC vs. Cal Poly - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cal Poly Mustangs (3-2) at UIC Flames (2-2)
College Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm (NIU Convocation Center)
The Line: UIC Flames +2 -- Over/Under: 156.5 See the Latest Odds
The UIC Flames and Cal Poly Mustangs meet Friday afternoon in college basketball action at the NIU Convocation Center.
The UIC Flames look for a nice win to get a game above a .500 record. The UIC Flames are averaging 82 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 83.7 points on 46 percent shooting. Dikembe Dixson is averaging 24 points and 7.8 rebounds while Tai Odiase is averaging 13.3 points and five rebounds. Marcus Ottey is the third double-digit scorer and Dominique Matthews is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The UIC Flames are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The UIC Flames are allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The UIC Flames have lost their last three neutral site games.
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The Cal Poly Mustangs look to build on their solid three-game winning streak. The Cal Poly Mustangs are averaging 70 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 79 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Kyle Toth is averaging 14.2 points and 2.8 rebounds while Josh Martin is averaging 10.8 points and 1.8 assists. Luke Meikle is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Shead is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Cal Poly Mustangs are shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 63.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cal Poly Mustangs are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.7 rebounds per game. The Cal Poly Mustangs have won two of their last three neutral site games.
The Flames are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Mustangs are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 7-21 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Flames last 5 overall.
The Cal Poly Mustangs may be in the better form at the moment, but the UIC Flames have shown the ability to put the ball in the hoop with great consistency and have been better in terms of covering numbers. This is a toss-up contest, but I feel more comfortable getting a free bucket with a solid offensive team.