Northern Illinois vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers (4-2) at Northern Illinois Huskies (3-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:30 pm (NIU Convocation Center)
The Line: Northern Illinois Huskies PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Panthers and Northern Illinois Huskies meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the NIU Convocation Center.
The Milwaukee Panthers look for their second road victory to build on their 4-2 record. The Milwaukee Panthers are averaging 65.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Brock Stull is averaging 13.2 points and 2.3 assists while Bryce Nze is averaging 11.8 points and 7.8 rebounds. Bryce Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremiah Bell is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Panthers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 61 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Panthers are allowing 40.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Panthers have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Northern Illinois Huskies hope to remain unbeaten at home while building on their 4-2 record. The Northern Illinois Huskies are averaging 75.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 44 percent shooting. Eugene German is averaging 17.3 points and 1.8 assists while Levi Bradley is averaging 16.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Dante Thorpe is the third double-digit scorer and Anastasios Demogerontas is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Northern Illinois Huskies are shooting 28.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Illinois Huskies are allowing 40.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Northern Illinois Huskies have split their last eight home games.
The Panthers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Huskies are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 12-5-1 in Huskies last 18 overall and the under is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 overall.
Milwaukee already has an impressive road win this season over Iowa State and will look to slow things down and control the tempo. Northern Illinois is unbeaten at home, but did lose by double digits to FAU and Penn, and the defense can be shaky at times. You could certainly make a case for either side here and I'd argue the Panthers are the better team at the moment, but in a pick em contest, I'll give the slight edge to the home team. Northern Illinois shows its depth offensively and wins by five.