Northern Kentucky Norse vs UIC Flames 1/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Northern Kentucky Norse vs UIC Flames 1/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Northern Kentucky Norse (6-9) will take on the UIC Flames (7-8) in the Horizon League at Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET. Northern Kentucky struggled to improve their overall standing to .500 on the season while losing three of their last five matches played this season.

 

The Norse beat Green Bay and Youngstown State but surrendered to Indiana, Milwaukee, and just recently to the Robert Morris Colonials at 64-74 on January 15. Northern Kentucky dropped to 9th place at 2-4 in the Horizon League Conference with a 6-9 overall standing while winning only one of their last seven road outings this season.

 

The Norse’s offense gained only 28 points in the first half while their defense gave up 35 to the Colonials with a 36-39 score after the break on the way to their 10-point defeat on Saturday.

 

Guard Marques Warrick carried the load for Northern Kentucky with 21 points while Forwards Chris Brandon and Adrian Nelson pulled 9 rebounds each in the losing effort for the Norse.

 

Northern Kentucky averages 69.1 PPG with 36.5 rebounds and 13.5 assists per match while their defense denied 2.9 shots with 9.4 steals per outing but gave up an average of 69.3 PPG to their opponents.

 

Guard Marquez Warrick sparked the offense for the Norse with an average of 13.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per contest. Guard Trevon Faulkner pitched in an average of 12.5 PPG with 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per match.

 

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Northern Kentucky Norse vs UIC Flames Predictions 1/20/2022

 

The UIC Flames will be hosting this Horizon League battle versus Northern Kentucky with one game behind the .500 record at 7-8 this season. The Flames won three successive matches over IUPUI, Milwaukee, and just recently the Green Bay Phoenix in that order.

 

The University of Illinois Chicago is in 7th place at 3-3 in the Horizon League Conference with an overall standing at 7-8 while winning 2 of their last 3 outings played at home this season.

 

The Flames dominated the Phoenix with a 36-25 lead at halftime while their offense gained a six-point advantage in the 2nd half on the eventual 80-63 victory on Saturday.

 

Guard Damaria Franklin scored 19 points while Guard Kevin Johnson chipped in 16 and Guard Jace Carter added 15 for UIC in the win. Carter also controlled the glass for the Flames with 9 boards.

 

Guard Damaria Franklin sparked the offense for Illinois Chicago with an average of 16.7 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per match while Guard Kevin Johnson chipped in with an average of 11.1 RPG with 3.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per contest.

 

The offense of the Flames gained an average of 69.1 PPG with 32.7 rebounds and 14.9 assists per outing while their defense allowed an average of 70.3 PPG but made 3.1 blocks and 6.3 steals per game.   

         

Northern Kentucky Norse vs. UIC Flames. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is Illinois Chicago -4. The Flames gained momentum after winning three straight matches while the Norse struggled after losing three of their last five outings. Moreover, Illinois-Chicago got the edge of playing at their home court on Thursday. The prediction: The Flames will win at 72-66.

 

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Northern Kentucky Norse vs UIC Flames 1/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 8:00 PM ET

 

Location: Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago, IL

 

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: UIC Flames -4    

 

NCAAB Totals: 138.5

 

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