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College Basketball Matchup - Southern Illinois Salukis Northern Iowa Panthers Odds Preview

Northern Iowa PanthersSouthern Illinois Salukis
9-7January 14, 2014, 08:05 | SIU Arena5-12



Northern Iowa travels to Southern Illinois on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 9-7 record with a victory over the Salukis.

Southern Illinois will face the 9-7 Panthers, who own a 8-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Salukis are 6-8-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Panthers are 9-5 favoring the OVER.

View Northern Iowa Panthers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -5.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Salukis sit at No. 254 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 66 on the same chart.

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Northern Iowa was a 76-66 winner in its last match at home against Drake. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Northern Iowa earned a 76-66 victory over Drake on Saturday, getting 17 points from Wes Washpun at McLeod Center.

Southern Illinois was a 75-69 loser in their most recent outing at home against Evansville. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Salukis got 15 points from Mike Balogun, but it was Evansville that prevailed in a 75-69 final on Saturday at SIU Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 161 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.31 per game. That compares with Southern Illinois’s No. 227 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Illinois is college basketball's No. 250-ranked team at 4 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 46 with 7.69 per game.

A few Panthers at Salukis trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Northern Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 6 games
Northern Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Southern Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Southern Illinois is 7-15-1 ATS in its last 23 games when playing Northern Iowa


Next up:
Northern Iowa home to Missouri State, Saturday, January 18th
Southern Illinois at Bradley, Friday, January 17th

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