Against The Spread Pick
The Horizon Leagues best return home to host the Illinois-Chicago Flames. Wright State will look to settle in as they push to be the leagues NCAA representative in March Madness. The Raiders’ three-point loss to Wisconsin-Green Bay looks to be forgotten as they have won two-straight games since. The Flames are 3-1 in their last four games and just cruised to a convincing win over the same Phoenix team. When these teams last met in Chicago, Wright State underwhelmed in a four-point loss. UIC is 4-1 ATS in their last five head-to-head games against Wright State. The Raiders should win the game, but taking Illinois-Chicago to cover +11.5 is the right move.
Over Under Pick
The Flames and Raiders combined for exactly 148 total points in their first meeting this season. That was in a UIC 76-72 home victory. The two prior meetings both resulted in far fewer totals. Illinois Chicago has won each of the last three head-to-head meetings. Neither team has scored more than 76 points in those last three meetings. With this match-up having a total at 148, it’s too hard to see them combining to score higher than that, so leaning the under is the right move.