Northwestern Vs UIC: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – December 20, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 20, 2022

The Northwestern Wildcats (8-2) carry a three-game winning streak into a home matchup against the UIC Flames (8-4), winners of three straight as well. It tips at 9:00 PM ET (on Big Ten Network) on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Wildcats’ (-1377 to win on the moneyline) matchup with the Flames (+747).

This article uses betting data valid as of December 20, 2022 at 9:45 PM ET. See all the latest odds for this game in the table in this article and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Northwestern Vs UIC Betting Lines

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Northwestern (-14)
Total Pick Under (131.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Northwestern Vs UIC Stat Rankings

Northwestern Avg. (Rank) UIC Avg. (Rank)
66.3 (313th) Points Scored 70.8 (218th)
55.6 (8th) Points Allowed 65.9 (111th)
38.6 (47th) Rebounds 32.4 (272nd)
11 (115th) Off. Rebounds 7.8 (318th)
8.5 (83rd) 3pt Made 8 (121st)
13.8 (148th) Assists 13 (204th)
11.6 (112th) Turnovers 12.3 (173rd)

Northwestern Vs UIC Betting Trends

  • The Wildcats’ record against the spread is 6-4-0.
  • Northwestern has won once ATS (1-2) as a 14-point favorite or more this year.
  • Two Wildcats games (out of 11) have gone over the point total this year.
  • Four times so far this season, Northwestern and its opponent have combined to score more than 131.5 points.
  • The over/under for this game is 131.5 points, 9.6 more than the average point total for Wildcats games this season.
  • UIC is 9-2-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Flames are yet to lose ATS (1-0) as a 14-point underdog or more this year.
  • Northwestern has had two games (out of 11) hit the over this season.
  • Flames games have finished with over 131.5 points scored seven times this year.
  • The average total points scored in UIC’s games this year (131.5) is 5.2 points higher than the total for this matchup.

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Northwestern Impact Players

  • Chase Audige averages a team-high 14.1 points per contest. He is also averaging 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists, shooting 39.7% from the field and 39.3% from downtown with 2.4 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Boo Buie leads the Wildcats at 4.3 assists per game, while also putting up 4.1 rebounds and 13.9 points.
  • Ty Berry posts 9.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, shooting 34.1% from the field and 30.2% from beyond the arc with 1.9 made 3-pointers per game.
  • Robbie Beran paces the Wildcats at 7 rebounds per contest, while also posting 0.6 assists and 10.4 points.
  • Matthew Nicholson posts 6.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1 assists per contest. Defensively, he posts 0.6 steals and 1.4 blocked shots.

UIC Impact Players

  • Jace Carter is the Flames’ top scorer (16.8 points per game), and he contributes 1.3 assists and 5.7 rebounds.
  • Toby Okani is the Flames’ top rebounder (8 per game), and he puts up 12.8 points and 2.2 assists.
  • Trevante Anderson is posting a team-best 4.3 assists per game. And he is producing 13.4 points and 3 rebounds, making 33% of his shots from the field and 33.3% from 3-point range, with 1.7 triples per contest.
  • The Flames get 6.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game from Christian Jones.
  • The Flames get 4.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game from Cameron Fens.
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