Illinois-Chicago vs. Wright State - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wright State Raiders (11-18) at Illinois-Chicago Flames (7-23)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UIC Pavilion)
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The Wright State Raiders and UIC Flames meet Saturday afternoon at the UIC Pavilion.
The Wright State Raiders hope to end an eight-game losing streak. On the season, Wright State is averaging 64 points on 43.7 percent shooting and is allowing 69 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Joe Thomasson is averaging 10 points and 5.7 rebounds while Michael Karena is averaging 9.1 points and 3.6 rebounds. Chrishawn Hopkins is dishing 2.5 assists and Grant Benzinger is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Wright State Raiders have four players averaging at least 9.1 points, and they’re shooting 69.6 percent from the line and 34 percent from deep. Defensively, Wright State is allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in six of its last eight games.
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The UIC Flames look to snap a four-game skid. On the season, UIC is averaging 63.8 points on 38.1 percent shooting and is allowing 72.6 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Jay Harris is averaging 14.7 points and 3.3 assists while Paris Burns is averaging 10.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Jake Wiegand is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Marc Brown is shooting 32.4 percent. The UIC Flames have five players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 73.3 percent from the line and 32.9 percent from deep. Defensively, UIC is allowing 40.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in 10 of its last 11 games.
The Raiders are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Flames are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Raiders are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Illinois-Chicago and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
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