UIC vs. Cleveland State - 2/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland State Vikings (6-20) at UIC Flames (15-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm (UIC Pavilion)
The Line: UIC Flames -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland State Vikings and UIC Flames meet Saturday in college basketball action at the UIC Pavilion.
The Cleveland State Vikings need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 67.3 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Kenny Carpenter is averaging 12.8 points and five rebounds while Tyree Appleby is averaging 11 points and 3.7 assists. Bobby Word is the third double-digit scorer and Stefan Kenic is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Cleveland State Vikings are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland State Vikings are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game. The Cleveland State Vikings haven’t won a road game since February 11 of last year.
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The UIC Flames look to stay hot while building on their seven-game winning streak. The UIC Flames are averaging 73.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 40 percent shooting. Dikembe Dixson is averaging 13.4 points and 3.6 rebounds while Marcus Ottey is averaging 13.3 points and 1.8 assists. Tarkus Ferguson is dishing 4.9 assists and Tai Odiase is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The UIC Flames are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The UIC Flames are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game. The UIC Flames have won six of their last seven home games.
The Vikings are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games. The Flames are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Vikings are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Illinois-Chicago.
The UIC Flames beat Cleveland State a couple of weeks ago by seven points as two-point favorites and has won three of the last four meetings overall. The Cleveland State Vikings haven't only lost every road game for the last year, but they're being outscored by more than 15 points thanks to an offense that does almost nothing right. The UIC Flames are playing their best ball of the season right now and are outscoring teams by 13.4 points in their last five games. Give me UIC in a beatdown.