UIC vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay - 1/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix (7-11) at UIC Flames (6-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm (UIC Pavilion)
The Line: UIC Flames -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Green Bay Phoenix and UIC Flames meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the UIC Pavilion.
The Green Bay Phoenix need a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Green Bay Phoenix are averaging 70.9 points on 39.8 percent shooting and allowing 78.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Khalil Small is averaging 17.1 points and 6.5 rebounds while Sandy Cohen III is averaging 16.4 points and 2.4 assists. Kameron Hankerson is grabbing 2.9 rebounds and PJ Pipes is dishing 2.2 assists. The Green Bay Phoenix are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Green Bay Phoenix are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game. The Green Bay Phoenix have lost nine straight road games.
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The UIC Flames also need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The UIC Flames are averaging 67.1 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Dikembe Dixson is averaging 13.7 points and 1.1 assists while Marcus Ottey is averaging 12.9 points and four rebounds. Dominique Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Tai Odiase is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The UIC Flames are shooting 27.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The UIC Flames are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The UIC Flames have won five of their last eight home games.
The Flames are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Phoenix are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Illinois-Chicago, 3-9-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the road team is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 7-0 in Flames last 7 overall and the over is 6-0 in Phoenix last 6 road games.
Green Bay has won nine of the last 10 meetings against UIC and is a team that's better than its record, as the Phoenix played a lot of tough road games and stepped up in comp. UIC is a below average offensive team and is just 4-8 ATS this season, which includes covering just three of their last 10 home games. I'm not quick to jump on chalk with these UIC Flames. Give me the Green Bay Phoenix and the free buckets if forced to pick this game.