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Feb 19, 8:05 PM | JQH Arena

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Missouri State Bears Odds

16-11TEAM RECORD8-19

The Northern Iowa Panthers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bears in Missouri State at JQH Arena on Tuesday in college basketball action.

The Bears sit at 8-19 (13-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Panthers are currently 16-11 (13-11-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Missouri State is 10-8-1 OU, and Northern Iowa is 10-13 OU.

View Northern Iowa vs Missouri State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bears as 6-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 121-rated Northern Iowa taking on the No. 272-rated Bears in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-58 win for the Panthers on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Missouri State's No. 323 nationally ranked offense (59.7 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 49 at 60.8 PPG. The Bears have been averaging 40.4% from the field, less than the Panthers have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Iowa owns the country's No. 95-rated mark, allowing 66.2 points per game on the highway. Missouri State, on the other hand, rates No. 311 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Iowa, they were a 71-64 winner as they battled Drake on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point favorite. Northern Iowa earned a 71-64 victory over Drake on Saturday, getting 17 points from Anthony James at Knapp Center.

Missouri State lost its last outing, a 62-54 result against Southern Illinois on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Anthony Downing scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 62-54 to Southern Illinois at SIU Arena on Saturday).

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Drake are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 1-0
After playing Southern Illinois are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Panthers at Bears trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Northern Iowa's last 9 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
Northern Iowa is 7-12-3 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Missouri State's last 5 games when playing Northern Iowa
Missouri State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Missouri State's last 9 games when playing at home against Northern Iowa
Missouri State is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Northern Iowa home to Denver, Saturday, February 23
Missouri State at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, February 23