UIC Flames vs. Colorado Buffaloes ATS Prediction


A five-game home winning streak is on the line for the Colorado Buffaloes (6-1) when they go head-to-head against the UIC Flames (4-5) at Coors Events Center. Action gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018, and can be seen on Pac-12 Network.

UIC Flames at Colorado Buffaloes Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Buffaloes dismantled the Drake Bulldogs, 100-71, while the Flames were beaten by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 84-67.

Colorado dominated every facet of the contest. They had a free throw rate of 0.429 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.6. For those same stats, Drake was 0.194 and 18.2, respectively. UIC, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (15.2 vs. 16.9). Namon Wright had a solid performance for Colorado with 25 points and eight rebounds. Marcus Ottey, meanwhile led the way for UIC, recording 17 points and five rebounds.

Second-chance opportunities might be few and far between for UIC in this meeting. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Flames rank 270th in offensive rebounding percentage (28.7 percent), while Colorado ranks 53rd in defensive rebounding percentage (74.7 percent).

UIC Flames at Colorado Buffaloes Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Colorado, ATS Winner – UIC, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Colorado ranks 37th in assists allowed per game (11.0) while UIC ranks 237th (15.0).
  • The Flames rank 143rd in steals per game (6.7) while the Buffaloes rank 256th (4.6).
  • UIC averages 6.2 blocks per game, which is ranked 79th in the country. Colorado ranks 176th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
  • The Flames rank 25th in three pointers attempted per game (20.9) while the Buffaloes rank 204th in three pointers allowed per game (23.3).
  • Colorado ranks 70th in rebounds per game (38.1) while UIC ranks 237th (37.6).