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Bobcats face Northern Iowa Panthers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Ohio BobcatsNorthern Iowa Panthers
Dec 20, 8:00 PM | McLeod Center

Ohio Bobcats vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Northern Iowa vs Ohio battle Tuesday at McLeod Center as the Panthers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Bobcats will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 5-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Panthers are 7-3 ATS. Ohio is 2-4 on the totals; Northern Iowa is 4-5-1.

View Ohio vs Northern Iowa Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 50 (Panthers) and the No. 31 (Bobcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-78 result in favor of the Panthers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Iowa has the nation's No. 149-rated offensive output, at 69.7 PPG. The visiting Bobcats defense ranks No. 81 allowing on average 62.1 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 46% so far, more than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Ohio owns the country's No. 68-rated mark, allowing 63.4 points per game on the highway. Northern Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 151 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Ohio was an 82-54 winner on the road against Wright State. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites. Ohio cruised to victory on Saturday, running Wright State out of the gym and running up an 82-54 score at Nutter Center.

In their last action, Northern Iowa was an 84-48 winner at home against Loras. The battle between the Panthers and Duhawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Loras was handed an 84-48 defeat on Monday at McLeod Center.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing North Carolina A&T are 1-1
After playing Wright State are 2-2
After a win are 7-3

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Illinois State are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Bobcats at Panthers trends to consider:
Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Northern Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Ohio home to North Carolina A&T, Friday, December 23
Northern Iowa at Illinois State, Thursday, December 29

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