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Stephen F. Austin vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee - 12/1/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers (2-5) at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (4-2)
Date & Time Saturday December 1, 2018, 8:00 AM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks -4.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
CBS Sports Network
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NCAA BB | Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers (2-5) at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (4-2)
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The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and Milwaukee Panthers meet Saturday in the college basketball Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic at the SSE Arena.

The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks look for a victory here to build on their 4-2 start to the season. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are averaging 60 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 52.4 percent shooting. Shannon Bogues is averaging 15.4 points and 4.4 assists while Davonte Fitzgerald is averaging 11.8 points and 4.4 rebounds. Karl Nicholas is the third double-digit scorer and Kevon Harris is grabbing six rebounds. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are shooting 29.2 percent from beyond the arc and 64.9 percent from the free throw line. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are allowing 43.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks have split their last six non-home games.

The Milwaukee Panthers need a victory here to rebound from a rough 2-5 record. The Milwaukee Panthers are averaging 72.4 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 78.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Darius Roy is averaging 18.2 points and 4.8 assists while Carson Warren-Newsome is averaging 11.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. Bryce Barnes is dishing 1.2 assists and DeAndre Abram is grabbing 9.2 rebounds. The Milwaukee Panthers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Panthers are allowing 28.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Panthers have lost their last four non-home games.

The Panthers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lumberjacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Lumberjacks last 7 overall. The over is 5-0 in Panthers last 5 overall.

The Milwaukee Panthers have been in a lot of close games and have been solid ATS, but the bottom line is they're lacking offensive depth and continue to pile up the losses. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks didn't look good yesterday against San Francisco, but they get after it defensively and have had a great deal of success when playing teams more at their level. Stephen F. Austin is the better team here and should be able to cover the reasonable line.

Pick:
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks -4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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