San Diego vs. UIC odds: 2019 Boca Raton Beach Classic picks, college basketball predictions from proven model

The San Diego Toreros will take on the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) Flames at 5 p.m. ET as part of the 2019 Boca Raton Beach Classic at FAU Arena. This is the third-place game in the Hall of Fame bracket. UIC is 2-6 overall, while San Diego comes into this contest with a 3-6 record. While both teams have struggled overall, they've been decent against the spread with San Diego posting a 4-4-1 mark and UIC at 3-4 ATS. The Toreros are 3.5-point favorites in the last San Diego vs. UIC odds, while the over-under is 133.5 points, both unchanged from the opening line. Before locking in any UIC vs. San Diego picks, see the college basketball predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine. 

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has crushed its top-rated against the spread college basketball picks the past three years, returning $2,770 to $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, it has simulated San Diego vs. UIC 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it also says one side of the spread is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

The model has taken into account that the Toreros have played a tough schedule thus far, including matchups against Washington and Colorado -- both teams were ranked when they played. They dropped those games, but do have a solid win over Hofstra, which was one of the campus-based games in the Boca Raton Beach Classic this year. Guard Joey Calcaterra leads San Diego with 14.4 points per game, but guard Braun Hartfield might be the most complete player for this WCC program as he averages 12.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest. 

UIC, a Horizon League program, has also faced some tough early-season tests. The Flames already took on then-No. 14 Memphis and lost 92-46, but they're hoping games like that help prepare them for later in the season. They almost pulled off the upset as six-point underdogs against Florida Atlantic on its home court in this tournament, but ultimately fell 71-70 on a last-second free throw against the Owls on Sunday evening. 

Senior guard Tarkus Ferguson is first on the team in scoring (15.2 ppg), assists (4.2) and steals (2.6) and is third in rebounding (4.8), so he'll be a big factor if the Flames are able to cover the San Diego vs. UIC spread on Monday.

So who wins UIC vs. San Diego? And which side of the spread is hitting almost 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread to back on Monday, all from the advanced model that has crushed its college basketball picks

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