Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Flames and Braves. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Braves at Carver Arena in Peoria, IL. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Missouri Valley conference contest is set at 141 points, with Bradley being favored by -14.5 at home against UIC.

UIC FLAMES VS BRADLEY BRAVES BETTING PICK

The Pick: UIC Flames +14.5

This game will be played at Carver Arena at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE UIC FLAMES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Braves.
  • Even though we have Bradley winning straight-up, we like UIC at +14.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can UIC Stun the Crowd at Carver Arena?

UIC comes into this game as the underdog, and they have gone 5-10 in their 15 games as the underdog this season. Their overall record is 10-15, and they are on a two-game winning streak. In their last game, they beat Northern Iowa by a score of 71-65.

On the road this season, the Flames have gone 4-8, and their average scoring margin is -4.2 points per game. Over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 3-7.

As the underdog this season, UIC has gone 8-7 vs. the spread, including a mark of 2-1 in their last three games as the underdog. On the road, the Flames have an ATS record of 6-6 this year, but they are just 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 road contests. Overall, UIC is 11-13 vs. the spread this season.

UIC’s over/under record this season is 8-16 and today’s line of 141 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (139.6). So far, 17 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line. The average scoring total in their last three games is 132 points.

In their previous game, the Flames’ offense finished with 71 points, which is right in line with their current average of 69.2 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Isaiah Rivera who comes into today’s matchup averaging 14.4. Christian Jones also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.4.

At present, the Flames’ defense is nationally ranked 78th, allowing 68.1 points per game. UIC’s three-point defense is currently 30th in the country at 5.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.0% of their shots vs. UIC.

Can the Braves Lock in a Home Win?

Bradley will look to get back on track after a two-game losing streak, and they’ll be favored by 14.5 points at home against UIC.

So far this season, the Braves have a record of 17-8, including a 9-3 mark at home. Their average scoring differential at home is +11.3 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Bradley has gone 11-7-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Braves have a record of 6-4. At home this year, Bradley has an ATS mark of 7-4-1. Their last 10 home games vs. the spread are 4-4-1.

On the season, the over/under record for Bradley games is 15-9 and today’s line of 141 is right around the average OU line of 140. The average scoring total in their games this year is 144.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points compared to the season-long average of 144.5.

In their recent matchup, the Bradley offense ended with 67 points against Drake. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.8% and made 7 threes. Duke Deen led the team in scoring, putting up 23 points. Additionally, Malevy Leons contributed 15 points for the Braves.

So far this season, the Bradley defense has been performing well, ranking 72nd in the country at 67.9 points allowed per contest. Against Drake in their most recent game, the Bradley defense gave up a total of 74 points while allowing Drake to hit 45% of their shots.