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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Iowa Hawkeyes Underdogs vs Northern Iowa Panthers

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Northern Iowa Panthers try to run the Iowa Hawkeyes off the court at Wells Fargo Arena in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Iowa Hawkeyes opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Northern Iowa Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Northern Iowa Panthers are 5-4 overall and 3-5 ATS, while the Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-5 and 2-5 ATS. As for the betting totals, Northern Iowa boasts a 4-4 on the OU, and Iowa is 4-3.

The Panthers - Hawkeyes odds would favor the Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northern Iowa is rated No. 92 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Iowa is at No. 182.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Northern Iowa's No. 229-ranked offense, averaging 68.56 PPG, against a Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 246 at 81.2 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 41.9% so far, less than the Hawkeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.78% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hawkeyes got 23 points from Peter Jok as Iowa ran past Iowa State 78-64 on Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Jeremy Morgan poured in a team-high 38 points for Northern Iowa on Saturday, as they defeated North Dakota 78-70 at McLeod Center.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Iowa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Iowa is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Northern Iowa
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games when playing Northern Iowa
  • Northern Iowa is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Northern Iowa is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
  • Northern Iowa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Northern Iowa is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Iowa

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa home to North Dakota, Tuesday, December 20th
Northern Iowa at North Carolina, Wednesday, December 21st

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