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Nov 22, 8:00 PM | McLeod Center

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds

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The Panthers hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the Western Carolina Catamounts pay a visit to McLeod Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Northern Iowa will face the 2-2 Catamounts, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Panthers are 1-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Catamounts are 1-1 favoring the OVER.

View Western Carolina vs Northern Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Northern Iowa in this one will find them as 14.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 217-rated Western Carolina taking on the No. 250-rated Panthers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-66 win for the Panthers on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Catamounts rank No. 311 in NCAA Division 1 with 30 per game. That compares with Northern Iowa’s No. 334 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northern Iowa is college basketball's No. 32-ranked team at 8.7 per game, while the Catamounts rate No. 141 with 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 282-rated defense on the road, allowing 80 points per game. Northern Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 126 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Carolina was a 92-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 11.5–point spread as underdogs. Western Carolina was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Iowa State and falling by a 92-60 score at Hilton Coliseum.

In their last action, Northern Iowa was a 78-69 winner at home against Northern Colorado. They failed to cover the 15–point spread as favorites. The Panthers grabbed a 78-69 win over the Bears on Sunday, behind a 17-point effort from Johnny Moran at McLeod Center.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
After playing Iowa State are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Catamounts at Panthers trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Western Carolina is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Northern Iowa's last 7 games
Northern Iowa is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Northern Iowa is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
Northern Iowa is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Western Carolina home to Northern Colorado, Friday, November 25
Northern Iowa home to Rice, Friday, November 25

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