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Louisville Cardinals vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds
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.
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.
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
Louisville home to Illinois State, Saturday, December 1
Northern Iowa home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Saturday, December 1