UIC vs Southern Illinois Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/7/24

Southern Illinois (19-12) vs UIC (11-20)

Game Info: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 9:30 pm (Enterprise Center)

Betting Odds: Southern Illinois -5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: MVC TV Stream College Basketball all season on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The UIC Flames and Southern Illinois Salukis face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown in the Missouri Valley Tournament at the Enterprise Center. The Southern Illinois defense has struggled heading into this game while UIC is trying to pull off the big upset to continue their season. 

Southern Illinois Defense Has Struggled

Southern Illinois has really struggled heading into this game and they have lost two games in a row. Two games ago against Bradley, they lost 86-67 and in the last game against Northern Illinois, they lost 82-70. Xavier Johnson was the top player in the last game putting up 24 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. Southern Illinois averaging 72.4 points while their defense is giving up 67.7 points per game. Xavier Johnson is averaging 22 points while shooting 42.3 percent from the field. 

More College Basketball Picks: Arizona vs UCLA Prediction!

Can UIC pull the Upset?

UIC is the 11 seed in the Missouri Valley tournament, but they hope they can pull the upset here. In the last game against Missouri State, the offense only scored 59 points and they ended up losing by ten points. UIC is averaging 70.6 points while their defense is giving up 71.1 points per game. Isaiah Rivera is averaging 15.2 points while shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 42.1 perent from behind the three point line. 

Southern Illinois vs UIC Betting Prediction

Southern Illinois is going to have no issue. UIC at times has been competitive but that isn’t going to be the case here. Southern Illinois is averaging 72.4 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score. This is going to be a team where the UIC offense struglges, and Southern Illinois is going to get the job done. Back Southern Illinois to cover the spread here. This is a strong play here. 

Shane’s Pick Southern Illinois -5

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

NBA, MLB, NHL Best Bets for Today Picks & Predictions Saturday 4/20/24 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

18+ Has gambling become a problem for you? Call the National Problem Gambling Hotline.
1-800-522-4700 | ncpgambling.org

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.