UIC Flames (9-12) vs. Missouri State Bears (10-10)
January 24, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Missouri State Bears -13 / UIC Flames +13; Over/Under: +131.5
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The UIC Flames and Missouri State Bears meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Great Southern Bank Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The UIC Flames Betting Preview
The UIC Flames are averaging 67 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Jace Carter is averaging 15.5 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Toby Oakani is averaging 13 points and 1.9 assists. Trevante Anderson is the third double-digit scorer and Filip Skobalj is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The UIC Flames are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. The UIC Flames are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.5 rebounds per game.
The Missouri State Bears Betting Preview
The Missouri State Bears are averaging 65.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 62.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Chance Moore is averaging 11.6 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Donovan Clay is averaging 10.3 points and 5.6 rebounds. Kendle Moore is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Bryan Trimble Jr. is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Missouri State Bears are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 61.6 percent from the free throw line. The Missouri State Bears are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.
The Flames are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Flames last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Bears last 5 overall.
Randy’s Free Pick
The UIC Flames are a bad team that’s getting worse, and don’t expect things to change on the road, where they lose by an average of 14 points and shoot under 40 percent from the field. UIC isn’t winning, playing well or covering numbers. The fact Missouri State is this big of a favorite indicates how bad UIC is right now. Give me the Bears.