CIT Tournament Final Prediction
Who will emerge as the winner of the CIT Tournament championship tonight when Northern Colorado hosts Illinois-Chicago at 7PM ET?
Friday, March 30, 2018
Location: Bank of Colorado Arena, Greeley, Colorado
TV: CBS Sports Network, 7PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Northern Colorado is favored in this game, as the Bears are getting odds of -9 points against Illinois-Chicago. The over/under total is currently listed at 157.5 points.
The spread opened with Northern Colorado as a 9.5-point favorite. The line quickly fell to 9 points and held there. The over/under total opened at 157 points and then quickly added the hook.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
As of Friday morning, the public betting is backing Illinois-Chicago today. The Flames are getting 56 percent of the wagers as a big underdog against Northern Colorado.
Neither team has any players listed on the injury report for tonight’s game.
UIC has picked up wins over St. Francis (84-61), Austin Peay (83-81) and Liberty (67-51) in its CIT Tournament run. The Flames have covered the spread in all three wins. UIC is 17-14 against the spread this season and 11-6 ATS on the road. When on the road, the Flames average 72.4 per game on offense while allowing 74.9 per contest. Dikembe Dixson has been leading the Flames with 14.2 points per game.
Northern Colorado has picked up wins over Drake (81-72), San Diego (86-75) and Sam Houston State (99-80) in its CIT Tournament run. The Bears have covered the spread in all three games and have covered in six straight games in total. Northern Colorado is now 23-10-1 against the spread overall and 9-4 ATS at home. The Bears are putting up 85.4 per game at home while allowing 75.5 per game on the road. Andre Spight is leading the team with 22.5 points, 4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.
The Flames have done some nice things on the road, but Northern Colorado is locked in and playing very well at home. The Bears can put up an offensive total that the Flames just can’t match. Northern Colorado ran over Sam Houston State and I think it will run over UIC tonight as well.
CIT TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: NORTHERN COLORADO -9