Planning on watching today’s Flames and Sycamores game? Catch the action at Hulman Center in Terre Haute, IN, as the Sycamores hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Missouri Valley conference game currently have Indiana State as the -15.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 152 points.

UIC FLAMES VS INDIANA STATE SYCAMORES BETTING PICK

The Pick: UIC Flames +15.5

This game will be played at Hulman Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE UIC FLAMES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Sycamores.
  • Even though we have Indiana State winning straight-up, we like UIC at +15.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?

UIC has had a tough go of it on the road this season, going just 4-9 compared to 6-8 at home. The Flames have been even worse as underdogs, going 5-12 compared to 5-5 as favorites.

Coming off a win over Evansville, UIC is 11-17 overall and 4-13 in Missouri Valley Conference action. Over their last 10 games, the Flames are 2-8 on the road.

As the underdog this season, UIC has an ATS record of 9-8 and an overall ATS mark of 13-14. Over their last three games as the road team, the Flames have gone 2-1 vs. the spread and they are 7-6 ATS on the road this year.

So far this season, the over/under record for UIC games is 10-17. On average, their games have finished with 138.7 points, which is 1.7 points lower than the average over/under line of 140.4. Currently, the over/under line for their matchup with Indiana State is set at 152. This year, 19 of their games have finished with fewer than 152 points.

In their latest game, UIC’s offense looked good, scoring 88 points against Evansville. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.9% and made 23/27 free throws. The top scorer for the Flames was Isaiah Rivera with 25 points, while Christian Jones also chipped in with 17 points.

Coming into today’s game, the UIC defense is giving up an average of 69.3 points per contest. UIC’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Evansville offense to knock down 51% of their shots on their way to putting up 79 points.

Can the Sycamores Deliver Being Favored at Home?

Indiana State is 23-5 overall and 14-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference. They are 11-1 at home this season and have a scoring margin of +21.2 points per game at home.

As a team, the Sycamores are 21-2 when favored this season. They have won four of their last five games and are coming off an 83-64 win over Valparaiso.

Indiana State has an ATS record of 16-11 this season, including a mark of 9-3 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Sycamores have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Indiana State’s over/under record for the season is 15-12 and today’s line of 152 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (155.7). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points.

The Sycamores’ offense wrapped up their last game with 83 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 84.2 points per contest. Jayson Kent led the scoring for the Sycamores, contributing 23 points. Additionally, Robbie Avila chipped in with 15 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Indiana State defense is giving up an average of 72.0 points per contest. Against Valparaiso in their most recent game, the Indiana State defense gave up a total of 64 points while allowing Valparaiso to hit 41% of their shots.