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Murray State vs UIC 1/14/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

UIC Flames (9-9) vs. Murray State Racers (9-8)
January 14, 2023 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Murray State Racers -8.5 / UIC Flames +8.5; Over/Under: +140.5
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The UIC Flames and Murray State Racers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the CFSB Center. The UIC Flames look to get above a .500 record. The Murray State Racers look for their 10th win.

The UIC Flames are averaging 67.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Jace Carter is averaging 16.1 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Toby Oakani is averaging 12.5 points and 2 assists. Trevante Anderson is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Jackson is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The UIC Flames are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The UIC Flames are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.2 rebounds per game.

The Murray State Racers are averaging 71.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 42 percent shooting. Rob Perry is averaging 15.9 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Jamari Smith is averaging 13.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. JaCobi Wood is the third double-digit scorer and DJ Burns is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Murray State Racers are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Murray State Racers are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.

The Flames are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Racers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Flames last 5 road games. The under is 6-0 in Racers last 6 home games.

The UIC Flames are a bad team that’s getting worse, which includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 12.2 points. The Murray State Racers aren’t as good as they’ve been in past years, but they’re the clear better team here, and they win at home by an average of 8.7 points. That’s right around this number. Give me Murray State.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Murray State Racers -8.5

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