Bradley vs. Illinois-Chicago - 12/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Illinois-Chicago Flames (3-10) at Bradley Braves (4-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Carver Arena)
The Line: Bradley Braves -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UIC Flames and Bradley Braves meet Sunday afternoon at the Carver Arena.
The UIC Flames have lost six of their last seven games and play their sixth true road contest. On the season, UIC is averaging 60.5 points on 34.8 percent shooting and is allowing 70 points on 47 percent shooting. Jake Wiegand is averaging 12.5 points and 8.2 rebounds while Paris Burns is averaging 8.6 points on 39.6 percent shooting. D'Juan Miller is dishing out 3.8 assists and Marc Brown is shooting 27.7 percent from the field. The UIC Flames are one of the worst offensive teams in the country with just two double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 75.2 percent from the free throw line and 28.7 percent from deep on the season. Defensively, UIC is forcing 12.3 turnovers per game and is allowing teams to shoot 39.8 percent from downtown. Jay Harris is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.
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The Bradley Braves have lost four of their last five games and play their first game in six days. On the season, Bradley is averaging 57.2 points on 35.6 percent shooting and is allowing 61.3 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Warren Jones is averaging 14.6 points and 3.8 rebounds while Tramique Sutherland is averaging 14 points and 6.7 rebounds. Auston Barnes is shooting 42.2 percent from the field and Josh Cunningham is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Bradley Braves rely heavily on their defense that's forcing nearly 14 turnovers per game and has allowed 64 or less points in eight of their last 10 games. Offensively, Bradley is shooting 63.6 percent from the line and 34.6 percent from downtown. Bradley has four players averaging double-digit points but has scored just 101 points in its last two games.
The Flames are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Braves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.
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