UIC vs. Detroit - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Titans (7-22) at UIC Flames (14-15)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Credit Union 1 Arena)
The Line: UIC Flames -6.5 -- Over/Under: 140
The Detroit Titans and the UIC Flames meet in college basketball action from UIC Pavilion on Thursday.
Detroit comes into this game at 7-22 so far. After a recent six-game losing skid dating back to January 31, Detroit won their last outing on Sunday versus Milwaukee 79-73 at home.
In the win over Milwaukee, Detroit’s top scorer was Antoine Davis with 27 points, six assists and four rebounds. Marquis Moore added 18 points with eight rebounds there, and Willy Asian pulled down 11 rebounds and chipped in seven points for Detroit.
Over on the UIC side, they’re 14-15 this season. In the last four games, UIC is 3-1, falling to Wright State while otherwise taking out Green Bay, Northern Kentucky and IUPUI.
In the win over IUPUI, UIC’s Marcus Ottey led the team on 16 points, one rebound and one assist. Braelen Bridges added 12 points and five rebounds there, and Jordan Blount led the rebounding with 14 alongside seven points for UIC.
UIC is 10-4 ATS in their last four Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games. UIC is 0-3-1 ATS in their last four after a straight-up win and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 overall.
Meanwhile, Detroit is 3-1-1 ATS in their last five road games and 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight overall. Detroit is 5-2 ATS in their last seven after an ATS win and the over is 4-0 in their last four road games.
In three of Detroit’s last four losses, they’ve scored 67 points or fewer, and even in games where the offense shows up the Titans have had some difficulties lately. Detroit put up 79 points on Milwaukee but still won by a relatively close six points in their last game.
As for UIC, they stumbled against Wright State themselves with just 58 points, but even including that they’ve put up 71 points or more in three of their last four. Detroit might have some issues here if they’re off, so I feel like UIC makes more sense on the cover.