UIC vs. Saint Joseph's - 11/13/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Joseph's Hawks (0-1) at UIC Flames (1-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm (UIC Pavilion)
The Line: UIC Flames -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Sports Chicago
The Saint Joseph's Hawks and UIC Flames meet Monday in college basketball action at the UIC Pavilion.
The Saint Joseph's Hawks look for a bounce back performance after losing to Toledo on Saturday. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are averaging 87 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 53.6 percent shooting. Shavar Newkirk is averaging 21 points and two rebounds while James Demery is averaging 16 points and three rebounds. Lamarr Kimble is the third double-digit scorer and Taylor Funk is grabbing six rebounds. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are shooting 46.2 percent from beyond the arc and 55 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are allowing 56 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Saint Joseph's Hawks have lost 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The UIC Flames look for a quick 2-0 start to the season after beating North Carolina Central on Friday. The UIC Flames are averaging 65 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 55 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Godwin Boahen is averaging 15 points and three assists while Tarkus Ferguson is averaging 13 points and three assists. Tai Odiase is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Blount is dishing five assists. The UIC Flames are shooting 27.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The UIC Flames are allowing 41.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The UIC Flames have split their last eight home games.
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The Saint Joseph's Hawks are an experienced and good basketball team that will be eager to bounce back after crapping the bed in its season opener against Toledo. UIC is a solid team in its own right and has goals after making a deep run in the CBI last year, but this a spot that favors Saint Joseph's with the way its opener played out. The Saint Joseph's Hawks can't afford to start the season 0-2, especially with them hoping to compete in the A10 this season.