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Cleveland State vs. UIC - 2/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UIC at Cleveland State
Date & Time Thursday February 14, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Wolstein Center
Cleveland, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Cleveland State +4 -- Over/Under: 145
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The UIC Flames and Cleveland State Vikings meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Wolstein Center.

The UIC Flames look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The UIC Flames are averaging 74 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Marcus Ottey is averaging 15.6 points and 3.2 rebounds while Tarkus Ferguson is averaging 15 points and 5.4 assists. Godwin Boahen is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Blount is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The UIC Flames are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The UIC Flames are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The UIC Flames have lost nine of their last 11 road games.

The Cleveland State Vikings need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 72.1 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 79.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Tyree Appleby is averaging 16.9 points and 5.3 assists while Rashad Williams is averaging 10.6 points and 1.9 rebounds. Jaalam Hill is the third double-digit scorer and Stefan Kenic is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Cleveland State Vikings are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland State Vikings are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Cleveland State Vikings have lost five of their last seven home games.

The Flames are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Horizon League, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Vikings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Cleveland St. The under is 4-1 in Vikings last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Flames last 5 overall.

 The UIC Flames beat Cleveland State by 17 points last month and head into this game in far better form at the moment. The Cleveland State Vikings have lost six fo their last eight and are losing by an average of 5.2 points in their last five games. UIC has had its issues on the road and is just 3-8 ATS on the road this season overall. However, the Cleveland State Vikings just aren't playing great basketball at the moment and are tough to make a case for right now. UIC has been profitable against the number during its wins and just beat the breaks off of Cleveland State. I'll lay the buckets.

Pick:
UIC -4

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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