Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Friday March 6th, 2015. At 7:00 PM EST.
The (9-23) Illinois Chicago Flames of the Horizon League makes the trip from the “WINDY CITY” to the Wolverine State. Illinois Chicago will play the (16-15) Oakland Golden Grizzlies also of the Horizon in 2015 College Basketball action. The teams will play at Athletics Center O’rena on campus in Rochester, Michigan. This Sports Handicapper believes UICC Flames made a mistake in letting former Head Coach Jimy Collins get away. Oakland has NCAA Tournament experience but won’t be there in 2015. The opening betting line has Oakland University as a seven-point home favorite Against The Point Spread, the betting odds is not available for Friday’s game.
The 2015 Illinois-Chicago Flames are on a two-game win streak. The Flames beat Wright State their last game 60-57 on March 3rd, at home. The Flames are in sixth place and finished the regular season with a 4-12 Conference record. Illinois Chicago ranks eighth in the Horizon scoring the basketball. The defense allows opponents 70.3 points per game; that is sixth in the league. Senior Guard Jay Harris is the team’s leading scorer with nearly fourteen points per contest. Junior Forward Jake Wiegand is the team’s best post player. Illinois Chicago is 8-2 Against The Point Spread their last ten on Friday’s. UIC is 6-2 to the Number their last eight against conference opponents. Illinois Chicago is 3-1 their last four NCAA Basketball ATS Picks on the road, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under the betting odds total two times. The Flames lost by double digits in both matchups against the Golden Grizzlies in the 2014-15 season. The key to a Illinois Chicago win is to play uptempo. Our rule is it’s usually tough to be a team three times in a season, especially in the College Basketball landscape. Betting Experts in Las Vegas has Illinois Chicago Thunder at +900 to win the 2015 Horizon League Tournament title.
The 2015 Oakland University Golden Grizzlies have won four of five straight up. Oakland lost at Wisconsin-Green Bay 83-63 in their regular season finale on February 28th. The Golden Grizzlies finished 7-5 in Horizon play and a third place tie with Cleveland State. Oakland is in their second season in the Horizon. Oakland ranks first in the League scoring the basketball. The Golden Grizzlies give up nearly seventy-five points per game to the opposition. Detroit native and Sophomore Guard Kahlil Felder is the team’s leading scorer with a little over 17 points per contest. The betting odds over the total are 8-2 Oakland last ten against the Horizon League. The Oakland University Grizzlies are 7-3 Against The Spread their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total eight times and staying under the betting odds total twice. The Golden Grizzlies should win this game going away but in the Conference Tournament you never know. The Golden Grizzlies are tough to be in the Detroit suburb. Bovada.Lv has Oakland as +250 to win the 2015 Horizon League Tournament.
Free Picks: Oakland-7.