Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs. Northern Iowa Panthers - 11/18/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Iowa Panthers (1-0) at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9:00 am (William R. Johnson Coliseum)
The Line: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 2
The Northern Iowa Panthers take the hardwood with the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks on Tuesday.
The Northern Iowa Panthers look for their second win of the young season when they battle Stephen F. Austin Tuesday. The Panthers are coming off of a 64-52 victory over North Dakota where they led by oly two at the half before pulling away. Better shooting carried the day with UNI connecting at 44.7% and North Dakota hitting at 35.6% which translated in to five more field goals and the win. Seth Tuttle was the the best player on the floor with a game high 24 points and nine rebounds with Wes Washpun following with 12 points while Nate Buss tossed in 12 points and grabbed six boards with a 4-5 performance on threes but production outside of the top three was only 13 points.
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Stephen F. Austin is out to prove their appearance in last season's Big Dance was no fluke as they opened the year with a 75-49 victory over Mississippi College. The Choctaws proved to be no match with SFA rididing 46% marksmanship to a 28 point lead at the half, The Lumberjacks forced 26 turnovers and grabbed 15 offensive rebounds which led to 20 more shots and and easy win over the 41% shooting Choctaws. Jacob Parker led a trio of double digit scorers with 14 points with Thomas Walkup next in line with 13 points and eleven rebounds while Dallas Cameron and Demetrious Floyd contributed eleven and nine points respectively. The Lumberjacks emptied the bemch with 12 players finding the scoring column.
Over is 12-4 in UNI last 16 overall which is the only real trends here because Northern Iowa is the only team that gets lined most of the time. Stephen F. Austin has switched conferences and will be getting lined more often but for this one I have to go on what I know or have seen. Northern Iowa is no slouch but the Lumbetrjacks are a bit of an unknown. I know SFA and they might be undersized but they are pretty good so I'l take the points...