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Nov 22, 9:30 PM | Atlantis Resort

Louisville Cardinals vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds

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The Northern Iowa Panthers will hit the floor running against the visiting Louisville Cardinals Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Atlantis Resort.

The Panthers currently sports a 3-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Cardinals are 3-0 and 2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Panthers produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cardinals have gone 0-0 against the number.

View Louisville vs Northern Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Northern Iowa in this one found them as 10-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Panthers rated this week at No. 154 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 7. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 100-95 result in favor of the Cardinals.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northern Iowa's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 86.3 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 4 at 48 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 51.5% so far, more than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisville owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Northern Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 43 in scoring at home.

Louisville won its last outing, an 80-39 result against Miami (Ohio) on November 18. They covered in that game as a 25-point favorite. The battle between the Cardinals and RedHawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Miami (Ohio) was handed an 80-39 defeat on Sunday at KFC Yum! Center.

Last time out for Northern Iowa, they were a 72-47 winner as they battled North Dakota at home. They covered in the match as a 16-point favorite. The Panthers blew out North Dakota on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 72-47 win at McLeod Center.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 0-1
After a win are 9-1

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 3-1
After playing North Dakota are 2-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Panthers trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Louisville home to Illinois State, Saturday, December 1
Northern Iowa home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Saturday, December 1

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