Looking to win big? The Braves and Flames face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Flames are hosting the game at Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago, IL. The Braves are favored in this Missouri Valley conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 137.5 points.

BRADLEY BRAVES VS UIC FLAMES BETTING PICK

The Pick: UIC Flames +3.5

This game will be played at Credit Union 1 Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE UIC FLAMES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Flames.
  • Not only will UIC pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Bradley Pull Off a Road Win?

Bradley is favored by 3.5 points in today’s game against UIC. The Braves are 11-5 overall and have won four straight games. They are 3-2 in Missouri Valley Conference play compared to their 8-3 non-conference record.

So far this season, Bradley has been favored in 12 of their 16 games, going 9-3 in those contests. On the road, they are 4-3, and their average scoring margin on the road is +1.4 points per game.

Bradley has been a solid team vs. the spread this season, going 9-4-2 overall. On the road, they are 4-2-1 vs. the spread and have gone 6-3-1 in their last 10 road games. As the favorite, Bradley has an ATS mark of 7-3-2 this year and is 5-3-2 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

So far this season, the over/under record for Bradley games is 11-4 and the average scoring total in their games is 142.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (139.4). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 143 points.

Bradley is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 86 points vs. Evansville. This figure is more than their season average of 74.5 points per game. Demarion Burch led the scoring for the Braves, contributing 13 points. Additionally, Christian Davis chipped in with 13 points.

So far, the Braves’ defense is ranked 73rd in the country at 66.5 points per contest. So far, the Bradley defense is giving up an average of 9.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.5 times per game (601st).

Can the UIC Offense Score Enough at Home?

UIC comes into their matchup with Bradley as a 3.5-point underdog. So far this season, the Flames have gone 3-5 on the road compared to 4-3 at home. Their average scoring margin at home is +9.1 points per game.

Overall, UIC is 8-8, including a 1-4 record in Missouri Valley Conference play. They are coming off a 67-59 loss to Northern Iowa. Over their last 10 home games, the Flames are 6-4.

As the underdog, UIC has gone just 5-3 against the spread this season. Their overall ATS record is 8-7. At home, the Flames are 3-4 vs. the spread and they have gone just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.

UIC’s over/under record for the season is 5-10 and their games have averaged 134.1 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (139.2). So far, 9 of their games have had a higher over/under line than 137.5 and today’s line is lower than the average scoring in their last three games (139 points per game).

In their recent matchup, the UIC offense ended with 59 points against Northern Iowa. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 46.2% and made 8 threes. Isaiah Rivera is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.8. Meanwhile, Toby Okani also brings a PPG average of 12.1 into the game.

UIC’s defense has been playing well, ranking 37th nationally, with 64.6 points allowed per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UIC’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 26.9% this season.