Indiana State Sycamores face Northern Iowa Panthers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Indiana State Sycamores Northern Iowa Panthers
16-5 February 01, 2014, 08:00 | McLeod Center 11-10



Northern Iowa will look to improve on its 11-10 record on Saturday when they host Indiana State in NCAA basketball odds action at McLeod Center.

The Panthers are 11-10 so far on the season, and 9-10 ATS vs. the number. The Sycamores, meanwhile, are 16-5 and 9-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Northern Iowa go 14-5 and the Sycamores go 9-8 on the totals.

View Indiana State Sycamores vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Panthers in this one found them listed as -5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Sycamores was expected to move the line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 56 and the Sycamores at No. 27 heading into this contest.

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Indiana State lost its last outing, a 79-60 result against Southern Illinois on January 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. Indiana State suffered a 79-60 loss against Southern Illinois on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Justin Gant in a losing effort at SIU Arena.

In their last action, Northern Iowa was a 95-81 winner at home against Evansville. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. The Panthers got 20 points from Deon Mitchell as Northern Iowa ran past Evansville 95-81 on Wednesday at McLeod Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Iowa's No. 99 nationally ranked offense (74.1 points per game) against a Sycamores defense that sits as the No. 96 at 68.24 PPG. The Panthers have been averaging 45.08% from the field, less than the Sycamores have managed so far this season (47.09% on average).

A few Sycamores at Panthers trends to consider:
Indiana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Indiana State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana State's last 6 games
Indiana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games
Northern Iowa is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Northern Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Indiana State home to Wichita State, Wednesday, February 5th
Northern Iowa at Illinois State, Wednesday, February 5th
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