UIC vs. Detroit - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UIC vs. Detroit - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Titans (7-22) at UIC Flames (14-15)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Credit Union 1 Arena)

The Line: UIC -6 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Mercy Titans (7-22, 5-11) and UIC Flames (14-15, CONF 9-7) face off in a Horizon League showdown at UIC Pavillion. Detroit Mercy knocked off the University of Illinois Chicago 70-69 when the two teams faced off near the end of January. 

Detroit Mercy are having another down year, but they are coming off a big win over MIlwaukee in their last game. Against Milwaukee, Detroit Mercy dropped 79 points and that was enough to come away with a win. 

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Away from home Detroit Mercy only has one win, and the biggest reason is because of their defense. On the road this season the Titans are giving up 85.2 points and letting opponents shoot almost 49 percent from the field. 

Detroit Mercy is led by  Antoine Davis who comes into this game averaging 23.6 points per game while shooting 37.2 percent from the field. Over the last two games, Davis is averaging 28 points per game. 

Illinois-Chicago has been up and down this season but with a win in this game they move back to .500 on the season. Each of  the last two games UIC has won, and in their last game the offense put up 77 points. 

Over the last five games UIC is averaging 67.2 points per game while the defense is giving up 64.4 points. 

The Flames are led by Tarkus Ferguson who is averaging 14.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. Ferguson doesn’t often hit 20 points but he is pretty consistent hitting at least 10 points per game. 

Detroit Mercy is 1-6-1 against the spread in the last eight games overall. UIC is 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 games played on Thursday. UIC is 7-3-1 against the spread in the last 11 games overall. ‘

The under is 19-7 in UIC’s last 26 home games. The under is 8-1 in the last nine meetings played between the two teams Detroit Mercy and UIC. 

Both of these teams are averaging under 70 points per game over the last five and when these two teams square off, the under has been strong. Look for both teams to finish under that 70 point mark and that will lead to the under cashing. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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