Illinois State at UCF 12/21/18 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: UCF Knights vs Illinois State Redbirds
Date & Time: 12/22/2018, 12:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: UCF -12 Total 142
TV Channel: ESPN3

Illinois State is coming into this game riding a high as they recently beat the Cleveland State squad. However, what is really impressive is the play of Phil Fayne who managed to lead the Redbirds with 30 points in the victory and that is definitely going to make a difference for the Redbirds in the game as he also pulled in 9 boards and had 3 blocks.

The Redbirds on the year have been led by Milik Yarbrough with 18.5 points a game. The Redbirds have relied on Yarbrough to get the assist as well with 4 a game. As would be expected from a strong center Yarbrough leads the Redbirds in rebounding as well with 8.3.
The Knights have been playing really well on the season so far and the Knights are a team that has been able to play decent against good teams and poor teams. This is definitely going to make it quite a bit easier for the Knights to have a good chance of bringing home a win over a Redbirds team that has been playing really all over the place this season.

What else is going to help the Knights out is they have relied on B.J. Taylor who has pulled down 17.7 points a game. The Knights have relied on Terrell Allen to get the assist with 4.9 a game. Cleaning up the glass for the Knights has been the job of Tacko Fall with 6.5 a game.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

Redbirds are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.

Knights are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games.
Under is 5-2 in Redbirds last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Under is 4-1 in Knights last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.

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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: UCF Knights -12

The Knights have been playing better than the Redbirds all season and that is going to make a difference in this game here as the Redbirds have had to rely on Yarbrough for most of the production. Look for the Knights to be able to contain Yarbrough and that will make a difference in this game here as the Knights bring home a win here. Final Score Prediction, UCF Knights win and cover ATS 80-68.


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