Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Flames versus the Braves? Tip off is at at 9:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO. The over/under for this game is set at 134.5 points, and Bradley is favored by -9.5 vs. UIC in a Missouri Valley conference matchup.

UIC FLAMES VS BRADLEY BRAVES BETTING PICK

The Pick: UIC Flames +9.5

This game will be played at Enterprise Center at 9:30 ET on Friday, March 8th.

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 +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Are the Flames Ready for a Win at St. Louis?

UIC enters this game as a 9.5-point underdog, and they have gone 5-14 in their 19 games as the underdog this season. They come into this game on a two-game losing streak, and their record on the road this season is 4-11.

Throughout the season, the Flames have gone 12-20, and they have gone 4-15 in Missouri Valley Conference play. In their last game, they lost to Missouri State by a score of 69-59.

As the underdog this year, UIC has gone 9-9-1 against the spread. Their overall ATS record is 13-15-1. On the road, the Flames have an ATS mark of 7-7-1 and over their last 10 road games, they are 3-6-1 vs. the spread. In their last three road contests, UIC is 1-1-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for UIC games is 11-18, and today’s over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (141.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 168 points, and during their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 152 points. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

Against Missouri State, the UIC had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 71 points per game. They scored 59 points and posted a field goal percentage of 35.7% in the game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Isaiah Rivera who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.6. Christian Jones also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.7.

In terms of defense, UIC is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.5 points per game. The UIC defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 69 points and allowed Missouri State to connect on 5 threes.

Can Bradley Secure a Home Victory?

Bradley is 12-3 at home this season and has won three straight games at home. They are favored by 9.5 points today and have been favored in 25 of their 31 games this season. Their record as the favorite is 19-6.

Overall, Bradley is 21-10 this season and 13-7 in Missouri Valley Conference play. They are coming off a 74-66 loss to Drake and have gone 4-1 in their last five games at home.

Bradley’s ATS record this season is 15-13-2, but they have gone just 5-4 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games. As the favorite, the Braves have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games vs. the spread.

The over/under record for Bradley this season is 18-12 and today’s line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (140.2). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 128 points.

Against Drake, the Bradley had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 74.8 points per game. They scored 66 points and posted a field goal percentage of 50.9% in the game. Leading the team in scoring was Malevy Leons with 18 points. Duke Deen also added 13 points for the Braves.

Coming into today’s game, the Bradley defense is giving up an average of 67.5 points per contest. Against Drake in their most recent game, the Bradley defense gave up a total of 74 points while allowing Drake to hit 40% of their shots.