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Illinois-Chicago vs. Milwaukee - 2/24/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Milwaukee at Illinois-Chicago
Date & Time Sunday February 24, 2019, 4:12 PM (EST)
Location
UIC Pavilion
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Illinois-Chicago -8.5 -- Over/Under: 141
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Milwaukee at Illinois-Chicago
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The Milwaukee Panthers and UIC Flames meet Sunday in college basketball action at the UIC Pavilion.

The Milwaukee Panthers need a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Milwaukee Panthers are averaging 69.7 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Darius Roy is averaging 16.2 points and four assists while DeAndre Abram is averaging 12.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Jake Wright is grabbing 1.9 rebounds and Vance Johnson is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Panthers are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Panthers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Panthers have lost their last seven road games.

The UIC Flames look for a victory after winning five of their last eight games. The UIC Flames are averaging 73.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 42 percent shooting. Marcus Ottey is averaging 15.6 points and 3.5 rebounds while Tarkus Ferguson is averaging 15.1 points and five assists. Godwin Boahen is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Blount is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The UIC Flames are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The UIC Flames are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The UIC Flames have won five of their last seven home games.

The Panthers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Flames are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Panthers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Illinois-Chicago and the road team is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The under is 11-5 in Flames last 16 overall. The under is 7-3 in Panthers last 10 road games.

The Milwaukee Panthers are not only riding an eight-game losing streak, but they're losing their last five games by an average of eight points and are watching their defense get worse by the minute. The UIC Flames are winning at home by an average of 5.1 points and have covered five of their last seven home games. Milwaukee did beat up on UIC in the first meeting this season, but seven of the last 10 winners in this conference clash has won the game by double digits. That's good news for UIC on its home court.

Pick:
Illinois-Chicago -8.5

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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