Check out our free UIC vs Belmont pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Nashville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

UIC vs Belmont Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds

Flames vs Bruins Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UIC Flames at Belmont Bruins
  • Where: Nashville at Curb Event Center
  • Date: Saturday, February 11th
  • Betting Odds: UIC +12, ILLCHI +541 | BELM -829 O/U 144.5

Flames Preview:

UIC heads into this matchup having played 26 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-16. On the road, the Flames will be playing their 14th game of the season, having gone 4-10. So far, the Flames have been the underdog 17 times, going 1-16 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +12 underdogs on the spread.

UIC’s leading scorer this season is Jace Carter, who is averaging 16.19 points per contest. So far, Carter has accounted for 24.2% 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 42.4% 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.

Bruins Preview:

The Belmont Bruins head into today’s game in what will be their 27th game of the season, posting a record of 17-9. Currently, the Bruins have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 10-3. The Bruins’ are sitting with a betting line that is -12 points in their favor. For the season, Belmont has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 12-6.

Ben Sheppard comes into today’s game as the Bruins’ leading scorer at 19.15 points per contest. Not only has Sheppard been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Belmont’s top rebounder at 5.12 boards per contest. Behind Sheppard, the team has benefited from the strong play of Cade Tyson, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.25 points per game. Overall, he has hit 48.1% of his shots and is adding 4.67 boards per game.

Belmont comes into today’s matchup vs UIC, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.5 points per game. Through 26 games, they have hit 48.9% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bruins have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 357th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: UIC Flames +12

After anlayzing this matchup, we like the fact that Belmont comes into this game looking to get out and run, as they are one of the faster paced teams in college basketball. This should present a significant mismatch against a UIC Flames unit that is much more comfortable slowing the game down. Even with a large spread sitting at -12, look for an increased number of possessions to help the Bruins’ cause as they cruise to an easy win. Our recommendation is to jump on Belmont to not only come out on top but cover the spread over UIC.