Illinois-Chicago vs. Austin Peay Pick
The CIT Tournament has reached the quarterfinal stage. Who will come away with a big win tonight when Illinois-Chicago faces Austin Peay at 8PM ET?
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Location: Winfield Dunn Center
TV: N/A, 8PM ET
The spread opened up with Austin Peay as a 4-point favorite, where it held until adding the hook earlier today. The over/under total opened at 153.5 points and jumped a full point quickly.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
As of Wednesday morning, the public betting is behind Illinois-Chicago, as the Flames are getting 53 percent of the wagers as a slight underdog against Austin Peay.
Austin Peay guard Ed Stephens is listed on the injury report for tonight’s game. He is questionable due to a knee injury. He plays just 9.8 minutes per game and averages only 2.6 points per contest. UIC doesn’t have anyone listed on the injury report.
Austin Peay defeated UL-Monroe to reach this stage of the CIT. The Governors picked up an 80-66 victory as a 5-point favorite. Illinois-Chicago earned an 84-61 win over St. Francis (PA) in the first round of the tournament.
Both teams have identical 15-14 records against the spread. Austin Peay is 7-6 ATS at home while UIC is 9-6 ATS on the road.
Peay seems to have the edge with its defensive effort. While allowing 72.7 per game on the season, the Governors are holding opponents to just 68.6 per game on their home floor. UIC struggles on the road, allowing 76.1 per game while scoring just 72 per game on offense. I think that will be the difference in the game.
CIT TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: AUSTIN PEAY -4.5