San Diego vs. UIC - 12/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego vs. UIC - 12/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

UIC Flames (2-6) at San Diego Toreros (3-6)

College Basketball: Monday, December 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm (FAU Arena)

The Line: San Diego Toreros -3 -- Over/Under: 132

The UIC Flames and San Diego Toreros meet Monday in college basketball action at the FAU Arena.

The UIC Flames need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The UIC Flames are averaging 62.4 points on 38.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Tarkus Ferguson is averaging 15 points and 5.3 rebounds while Godwin Boahen is averaging 11.3 points and 4.1 assists. Michael Diggins is the third double-digit scorer and Brian Taylor is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The UIC Flames are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The UIC Flames are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The UIC Flames have lost all three non-home games this season.

The San Diego Toreros also need a win after losing four of their last five games. The San Diego Toreros are averaging 66 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Joey Calcaterra is averaging 14.9 points and 2.5 rebounds while Braun Hartfield is averaging 11.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. Yauhen Massalski is the third double-digit scorer and Marion Humphrey is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The San Diego Toreros are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego Toreros are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The San Diego Toreros have lost four of their last five non-home games.

The Flames are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Monday games. The Toreros are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Flames last 6 games following a ATS win. The under is 10-4 in Flames last 14 games following a straight up loss.

The UIC Flames can't score the basketball and are a team that haven't provided much betting value dating back to last season. The San Diego Toreros are better than their record indicates and they should be able to show that against a lesser opponent in this contest. I'll lay the bucket with the much stronger team in San Diego. 

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Randy’s Pick San Diego Toreros -3

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