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Where: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
When: Saturday, January 12, 4:00 PM. ET.
The UIC Flames will be going for their second win in a row when they take on the Cleveland State Vikings on Saturday afternoon.
Vikings Trying To Snap Five-Game Losing Streak
The Vikings have struggled this season and currently find themselves in the middle of a five-game losing streak. They will try to snap their losing streak and pick up their second win in their last seven games when they face the Flames on Saturday.
— CSU Basketball (@CSU_Basketball) January 10, 2019
Cleveland State has played well on the offensive end, averaging 75.3 points per game. The team is shooting 42 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range.
Tyree Appleby leads the team with 17.6 points and 5.2 assists per game. Stefan Kenic is averaging 11.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, while Jaalam Hill is averaging 9.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
The Vikings have struggled defensively, giving up 77.8 points per game. They gave up 90 points per game in their last two games and have to play better if they want to beat the Flames on Saturday.
Flames Going For Fifth Win In Seven Games
The Flames have played well in recent weeks and have won four of their last six games. They will try to win their second game in a row and fifth in their last seven contests when they face the Vikings on Saturday afternoon.
— UIC FL🔥MES 🏀 (@UICFlamesMBB) January 11, 2019
UIC has done a good job offensively, averaging 75.7 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range.
Tarkus Ferguson leads the way for the Flames with 15.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game. Marcus Ottey is averaging 15.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, while Godwin Boahen is averaging 14.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.
Like the Vikings, the Flames have struggled defensively, giving up 76.3 points per game. They held their last two opponents to 65 points per game and will need a similar effort to beat the Vikings on Saturday.
- 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Horizon League.
Cleveland State is:
- 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up loss.
- 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Flames have struggled against the spread, losing five of their last seven games and six of their last eight conference games. The Vikings have played well against the spread, winning 12 of their last 14 games following a straight up loss and seven of their last 10 games after an ATS loss.
Prediction: Cleveland State Vikings
Full-Game Total Pick
The Vikings have gone over the total in their last seven road games and in five of their last six conference games. The Flames have gone over the total in five of their last six games against teams with losing records and in eight of their last 11 games against teams with losing records.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Flames will win the first half of this game because they are the better first half team. They are averaging 35 points per game in the first half while the Vikings are averaging 33 points per game.
Prediction: UIC Flames
Half-Time Total Bet
The Flames and Vikings are averaging 68 points per game in the first half this season and will fall short of the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.