UIC vs Oakland College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/19/20

UIC vs Oakland College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/19/20 Photo by Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Golden Grizzlies (0-7) at UIC Flames (3-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Credit Union 1 Arena)

The Line: UIC Flames -7 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies and UIC Flames meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Credit Union 1 Arena.

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies need a win to rebound from an 0-7 start. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are averaging 63.6 points on 34 percent shooting and allowing 88.9 points on 52 percent shooting. Jalen Moore is averaging 16.4 points and 3.7 rebounds while Rashad Williams is averaging 14.2 points and 0.8 rebounds. Daniel Oladapo is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Zion Young is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are allowing 42.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.3 rebounds per game.

The UIC Flames look for a win to build on their 3-2 record. The UIC Flames are averaging 67.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Teyvion Kirk is averaging 11.8 points and 6.2 rebounds while RayQuawndis Mitchell is averaging 11.6 points and 1.2 assists. Braelen Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Rob Howard is grabbing three rebounds. The UIC Flames are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The UIC Flames are allowing 21.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.

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The Golden Grizzlies are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Flames are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The over is 5-0 in Golden Grizzlies last 5 overall. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies have had success against the number this season, but I'm not eager to get behind them given that they've been one of the worst defensive teams in the country. The UIC Flames should have their way on the offensive side in this contest and cover the reasonable number. Oakland is downright terrible defensively. 

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Randy’s Pick UIC Flames -7

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