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Iowa Hawkeyes take on Panthers in college basketball test

Iowa HawkeyesNorthern Iowa Panthers
Dec 6, 8:00 PM | McLeod Center

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds

5-3TEAM RECORD7-1

The Northern Iowa Panthers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Iowa Hawkeyes at McLeod Center on Tuesday in NCAAB play.

The Panthers sit at 7-1 (5-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hawkeyes are currently 5-3 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Northern Iowa is 3-4-1 OU, and Iowa is 1-2-1 OU.

View Iowa vs Northern Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Hawkeyes listed as 7.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Panthers, most recently No. 75 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hawkeyes, who rate No. 269 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-76 victory for the Panthers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Iowa's No. 207 nationally ranked offense (67 points per game) against a Hawkeyes defense that sits as the No. 199 at 67.9 PPG. The Panthers have been averaging 46.5% from the field, more than the Hawkeyes have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).

Defensively, Iowa features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Northern Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 199 nationally in scoring at home.

Iowa was a 75-54 winner in its last match at home against Brown. They covered the 15.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Hawkeyes and Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Brown was handed a 75-54 defeat on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Northern Iowa was an 83-77 winner in their most recent outing at home against Colorado State. They failed to cover the 12–point spread as favorites. Anthony James scored 28 points for Northern Iowa on Saturday, leading the Panthers to an 83-77 win over Colorado State at McLeod Center.

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Iowa State are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 2-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Hawkeyes at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games on the road
Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
Iowa is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Northern Iowa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games when playing Iowa
Northern Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Iowa

Next up:
Iowa at Iowa State, Friday, December 9
Northern Iowa home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Saturday, December 10

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