The Valparaiso Beacons and the UIC Flames meet in college basketball action from the Credit Union 1 Arena on Sunday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
UIC is listed as a 1.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -125. The total for this game is set at 141.5 points.
For Valparaiso, Preston Ruedinger is out for the season with a shoulder injury while UIC is coming into this game with a clean injury report.
Valparaiso’s 76-66 win over UIC back on January 17th, 2023, snapped UIC’s two-game win streak in this head-to-head matchup.
Valparaiso is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games while the over is 11-1-1 in their last 13 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400. UIC is 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 home games and 9-1-2 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 12-5 in their last 17 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400.
I’m backing the over here. Neither team can play a lick of defense, and while I don’t trust either one to do enough offensively to get the win here, I do think there’s enough at play here to help drum up a high-scoring game. Not a game I’m rushing to bet, but I’d back the over here.