The UIC Flames (3-6) will be at home in Credit Union 1 Arena when they take on the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (6-5). Tip-off is set for 4:12 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at UIC Flames Odds Preview
In the Mastodons’ last contest, they beat the Eastern Illinois Panthers, 74-69. Jarred Godfrey was the top scorer from either team with 20 points on 7-for-15 shooting. Purdue Fort Wayne played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.236 (above their season average of 0.170) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.0 (above their season average of 26.4). For those same stats, Eastern Illinois was 0.092 and 34.3, respectively.
The Flames hope to maintain momentum after topping the San Diego Toreros in their last game, 89-83. Tarkus Ferguson fueled UIC with 22 points and seven rebounds. The Flames made 23 of their 29 free throws (79.3 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.579 (above their season average of 0.457).
UIC could have trouble getting to the free throw line in this matchup. Since last season, the Flames rank 200th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.197, while Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 35th in FTA rate allowed (0.178). Moreover, the Mastodons rank 43rd in offensive efficiency (110.9), while the Flames rank 317th in defensive efficiency (105.1).
Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons vs. UIC Flames ATS Prediction
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Purdue Fort Wayne, ATS Winner – Purdue Fort Wayne, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Mastodons rank 46th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Flames rank 106th (3.0).
Purdue Fort Wayne averages 7.4 steals per game, which ranks 68th in the NCAA. UIC ranks 108th in steals allowed per game (6.4).
Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 37th in assists per game (15.4) while UIC ranks 294th in assists allowed per game (14.0).
The Flames rank 58th in three pointers attempted per game (26.4) while the Mastodons rank 258th in three pointers allowed per game (24.3).
Purdue Fort Wayne ranks 173rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.2) while UIC ranks 314th (37.8).