UIC Flames vs. Wright State Raiders Betting Prediction 12/28/18

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The UIC Flames (6-7) and the Wright State Raiders (6-7) go head-to-head at Ervin J. Nutter Center. The Flames will attempt to end a six-game road losing streak. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 28, 2018, and will air on ESPN2.

UIC Flames vs. Wright State Raiders ATS Odds

In their last game, the Raiders won big over the Western Carolina Catamounts, 96-73, while the Flames fell to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 84-67.

Wright State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.345 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.655. Western Carolina was 0.175 and 0.492, respectively, for those same stats. UIC, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (15.2 vs. 16.9). Bill Wampler fueled Wright State with 26 points. Marcus Ottey, meanwhile led the way for UIC, recording 17 points and five rebounds.

The Raiders dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent game, Wright State won 88-81. The Raiders’ turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Flames. Wright State had a rate of 9.4, while UIC posted a mark of 17.5. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The Flames’ Tarkus Ferguson has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Loudon Love has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Raiders.

It will be a showdown of opposite styles as the up-tempo Flames will look to push the more half-court-oriented Raiders. The Flames rank 73rd in possessions per game while the Raiders are 325th.

UIC Flames at Wright State Raiders Free Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Wright State, ATS Winner – Wright State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Wright State ranks 25th in assists allowed per game (10.4) while UIC ranks 181st (14.3).
  • The Raiders rank 42nd in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Flames rank 118th (6.3).
  • Wright State averages 24.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 75th in the country. UIC ranks 97th in three pointers allowed per game (22.8).
  • The Flames rank 11th in blocks per game (3.3) while the Raiders rank 162nd (1.8).
  • Wright State ranks 45th in rebounds allowed per game (31.9) while UIC ranks 167th (35.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Flames have scored an average of 80.8 points per game (3.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 85.2 points per game (6.5 above their season average).
  • The Raiders’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.6, down from 4.7 for the season.