Youngstown State vs. UIC - 1/30/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UIC Flames (9-13) at Youngstown State Penguins (12-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Beeghly Physical Education Center)
The Line: Youngstown State Penguins -2.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UIC Flames and Youngstown State Penguins meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Beeghly Center.
The UIC Flames need a win after splitting their last six games. The UIC Flames are averaging 67.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Tarkus Ferguson is averaging 14.2 points and 5.4 rebounds while Marcus Ottey is averaging 10.8 points and 2.1 assists. Godwin Boahen is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Diggins is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The UIC Flames are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The UIC Flames are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The UIC Flames have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Youngstown State Penguins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Youngstown State Penguins are averaging 72 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Darius Quisenberry is averaging 15.6 points and 3.8 assists while Naz Bohannon is averaging 10 points and 8.6 rebounds. Garrett Covington is dishing one assist and Michael Akuchie is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Youngstown State Penguins are shooting 29.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The Youngstown State Penguins are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Youngstown State Penguins have won nine of their last 11 home games.
The Flames are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Penguins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 7-1 in Flames last 8 overall. The over is 4-0 in Penguins last 4 overall.
The Youngstown State Penguins play their best ball by far at home, but they're losing their last five games by an average of 5.6 points and shooting 40.2 percent from the field. The UIC Flames are playing better basketball over the last couple of weeks, and they've covered seven of their 10 road games. UIC has also won five of the last seven meetings against Youngstown State. I'll take my chances with the free bucket and the road team.