Northern Iowa vs. Stephen F. Austin - 11/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (0-1) at Northern Iowa Panthers (0-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 8:00 am (McLeod Center)
The Line: Northern Iowa Panthers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
The Northern Iowa Panthers and the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks face off on Tuesday morning as part of ESPN’s 24 Hours of Basketball Tip-Off.
The Northern Iowa Panthers were favored to win their first game of the season against Colorado State but they ended up taking a 84-78 loss. Northern Iowa shot 48.3 percent from the floor including 36.7 percent from the free throw line while they allowed 48.4 percent shooting against them. Jeremy Morgan led UNI with 20 points and six rebounds. Wes Washpun had 19 points and five rebounds, Matt Bohannon had 17 points and four rebounds, and Paul Jesperson had five points and eight rebounds. Northern Iowa is capable of going to the NCAA Tournament but they are going to have to get wins in their winnable games.
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The Stephen F. Lumberjacks have earned a reputation of being relevant in March but they started their season by getting thumped by Baylor 97-55. Stephen F. Austin looked over matched as they shot just 32.7 percent from the floor and 21.7 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they allowed Baylor to shoot 64.3percent. T.J. Holyfield, Demetrious Floyd, and Thomas Walkup led the Lumberjacks with 12 points each. Stephen F. Austin is a better team than what we saw against Baylor but they are likely going to have troubles against the bigger teams.
Northern Iowa is 6-0-3 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 14-5-3 against the spread in their last 22 games. Stephen F. Austin is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against a team with a losing record.
This looks like one of those wild finish games and in those games I love having the points.