UIW Cardinals vs. UIC Flames ATS Prediction


The UIW Cardinals (5-6) will travel to Credit Union 1 Arena to go head-to-head against the UIC Flames (4-7). The game begins at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, December 17, 2018.

UIW Cardinals at UIC Flames ATS Odds

Both teams fell in their last outing. The Flames lost to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 84-67, while the Cardinals got blown out by the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 87-37.

UIW had a better free throw rate (0.184 vs. 0.175) while UIC had a better turnover percentage (15.2 vs. 16.9). UIC’s Marcus Ottey had a good game, putting up 17 points and five rebounds. UIW was lifted by Antoine Smith Jr., who had 16 points.

Tarkus Ferguson and Ottey have been playing well over the last five games for UIC. Ferguson has averaged 0 points, while Ottey has recorded 0 points a game during that span.

Contrasting paces will be on display in this meeting. UIC has preferred a fast-breaking style of play (35th in possessions per game), while UIW has been slower-paced (321st in possessions per game). Furthermore, the Cardinals are among the NCAA’s elite at getting to the line, ranking sixth in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.349). The Flames, meanhwile, rank 340th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.332).

UIW vs. UIC Odds Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – UIC, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • UIC ranks 40th in three pointers attempted per game (26.5) while UIW ranks 284th (13.5).
  • The Flames average 6.4 steals per game, which ranks 112th in the country. The Cardinals rank 157th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • The Flames rank 107th in assists per game (14.3) while the Cardinals rank 254th (9.8).
  • UIW ranks 43rd in rebounds allowed per game (32.0) while UIC ranks 183rd (36.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Flames\u2019 average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.4, up from 3.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Cardinals have scored an average of 60.4 points per game (4.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.4 points per game (5.1 below their season average).