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Indiana State vs UIC Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 15th Betting Odds
Sycamores vs Flames Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Indiana State Sycamores at UIC Flames
- Where: Chicago at Credit Union 1 Arena
- Date: Wednesday, February 15th
- Betting Odds: Indiana State -9.5, INDST -505 | ILLCHI +363 O/U 146.5
The Indiana State will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 5 game win streak and have an overall record of 18-9. On the road, the Sycamores will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 7-5. So far, the Sycamores have been favored 21 times, going 15-6 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Indiana State as -9.5 point favorites.
Indiana State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Courvoisier McCauley who is averaging 16.65 points per game for the Sycamores. McCauley is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Sycamores’ offensive game plan is the play of Cameron Henry who has hit 52.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.54 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Indiana State this season, as they are currently ranked 226th in college basketball at 70.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Sycamores’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 299th in the NCAA.
UIC will take the floor against the Sycamores with an overall record of 10-17. So far this season, UIC has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-6. For the season, UIC has been the underdog in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 1-17. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Flames being +9.5 point underdogs.
UIC’s leading scorer this season is Jace Carter, who is averaging 16.19 points per contest. So far, Carter has accounted for 23.25% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.69 rebounds per game and 1.54 assists. Trevante Anderson is the second leading scorer for the Flames, averaging 12.68 points per game. Between him and Anderson, they are accounting for 40.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for UIC this season, as they are currently ranked 174th in college basketball at 72.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Flames’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.4%, placing them 350th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: UIC Flames +9.5
If you’re considering whether to make a bet against the spread in this matchup, we suggest betting on the UIC Flames team as +9.5 point underdogs. One obstacle that often hinders teams who are significant underdogs is being matched up against a team that can control the pace of the game. However, both UIC and Indiana State come into today’s game with possession rates that are near the NCAA average. Given that the style of play won’t be a problem for the Flames and they have a 3-1-1 record against the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we think they will cover the spread at home.