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College Basketball Matchup - Missouri State Bears Northern Iowa Panthers Odds Preview

Northern Iowa Panthers Missouri State Bears
12-13 February 15, 2014, 09:00 | JQH Arena 17-8



Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Missouri State Bears try to run the Northern Iowa Panthers off the court at JQH Arena in college hoops action.

Missouri State battles the Panthers, currently sitting with a 12-13 mark (10-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-7 for the Bears and 18-5 for the Panthers.

View Northern Iowa Panthers vs Missouri State Bears Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Bears in this one found them listed as 0-point earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Panthers was expected to move the line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 81-rated Northern Iowa taking on the No. 204-rated Bears in this contest.

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Missouri State won its last outing, a 69-63 result against Drake on February 12. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. Missouri State earned a 69-63 victory over Drake on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Keith Pickens at JQH Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Missouri State's No. 139-ranked offense, averaging 71.56 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 162 at 71.04 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 44.02% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.61% per game.

A few Panthers at Bears trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Northern Iowa is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games
Northern Iowa is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Missouri State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Missouri State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Missouri State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Missouri State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home


Next up:
Northern Iowa at Drake, Tuesday, February 18th
Missouri State at Illinois State, Tuesday, February 18th