UIC Flames at Milwaukee Panthers Free Pick 01/05/20

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Hor foes will battle when the Milwaukee Panthers (6-9, 1-2 Hor) meet the UIC Flames (6-10, 1-2 Hor) at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

UIC Flames vs. Milwaukee Panthers Free Preview

The last time the Flames played, they were beaten by the Green Bay Phoenix, 85-71. Tarkus Ferguson had a solid performance for UIC, leading the team in scoring with 19 points on 6-for-11 shooting. Green Bay did an excellent job of making free throws (23-26; 88.5 percent). UIC, on the other hand, held the Phoenix to an effective field goal percentage of 0.484 (below their season average of 0.536).

The Panthers will look to keep it rolling after topping the IUPUI Jaguars in their last matchup, 78-74. Milwaukee’s Te’Jon Lucas played a key role with 11 points, six rebounds and six assists. Milwaukee played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.9 (better than their season average of 15.7) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.2 (above their season average of 30.0). IUPUI was 17.6 and 27.8, respectively, for those same stats.

This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the most recent contest, the Flames won 74-59. The Flames dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a great effective field goal percentage of 0.583 and a free throw rate of 0.204. The Panthers had marks of 0.393 and 0.180, respectively, for those same stats.

UIC could struggle to create turnovers. Milwaukee ranks 98th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 18.3 percent), while UIC forces the 38th-fewest turnovers (17.4 percent).

UIC vs. Milwaukee Betting Prediction

Pick: SU Winner – Milwaukee, ATS Winner – Milwaukee, O/U – Over

Notes

Betting Notes:

The Flames average 13.7 assists per game, which ranks 103rd in the country. The Panthers rank 150th in assists allowed per game (13.3).

UIC averages 24.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 90th in the country. Milwaukee ranks 95th in three pointers allowed per game (20.9).

UIC ranks 23rd in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while Milwaukee ranks 115th (3.8).

The Panthers rank 40th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Flames rank 128th (6.9).

Milwaukee ranks 110th in rebounds per game (37.0) while UIC ranks 190th in rebounds allowed per game (37.3).

Bettings Trends:

The Panthers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.8, up from 0.3 for the season.

During their last five games, the Flames have scored an average of 69.6 points per game (3.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.0 points per game (2.0 below their season average).

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