Northern Kentucky vs. UIC - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Northern Kentucky vs. UIC - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Chicago Flames at Northern Kentucky Norse

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM (Bb&T Arena At Northern Kentucky)

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The UIC Flames and Northern Kentucky Norse meet Sunday in college basketball action at the BB&T Arena.

The UIC Flames need a win after splitting their last six games. The UIC Flames are averaging 67.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Tarkus Ferguson is averaging 14.4 points and 5.6 rebounds while Marcus Ottey is averaging 12.3 points and 1.9 assists. Godwin Boahen is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Diggins is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The UIC Flames are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The UIC Flames are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The UIC Flames have split their last eight road games.

The Northern Kentucky Norse look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Northern Kentucky Norse are averaging 74.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Dantez Walton is averaging 16.7 points and 7.1 rebounds while Tyler Sharpe is averaging 15.9 points and 2.3 assists. Trevon Faulkner is the third double-digit scorer and Karl Harris is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Northern Kentucky Norse are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Kentucky Norse are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Northern Kentucky Norse have won five straight home games.

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The favorite is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Northern Kentucky Norse already beat UIC on the road last month by 16 points, and they're playing their best ball of the season right now, which includes winning by an average of 10.8 points while allowing 40.4 percent shooting during their five-game winning streak. The UIC Flames are 8-4-1 ATS on the road, but that's about the only thing they have going for them in this contest. Based on current form and how the last meeting went down, Northern Kentucky should get the job done in comfortable fashion. 

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Randy’s Pick Northern Kentucky Norse -9

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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