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NCAA hoops odds preview - Northern Iowa vs. Wichita State

Northern Iowa PanthersWichita State Shockers
Feb 8, 8:00 PM | Charles Koch Arena

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Wichita State Shockers Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Wichita State vs Northern Iowa battle Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena as the Shockers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Supporters of the Panthers have watched them go 16-9 and 12-12 ATS on the year, while the Shockers are at 20-4 and 9-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Shockers are 13-8, while the Panthers have a 10-13-1 mark.

View Northern Iowa vs Wichita State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Shockers as 10.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Shockers - Panthers odds would favor the Shockers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wichita State is rated No. 5 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northern Iowa is at No. 124. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-72 win for the Shockers.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 296 in NCAA hoops at 31.7 per game. Contrast that with Wichita State’s No. 41 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wichita State is the No. 130-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while Northern Iowa rates No. 44 at 7.9 per game.

Defensively, Northern Iowa features the nation's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.3 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 33 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Iowa, they were a 65-62 winner as they battled Creighton at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Northern Iowa earned a 65-62 victory over Creighton on Saturday, getting 16 points from Anthony James at McLeod Center.

Wichita State won its last outing, a 71-66 result against Indiana State on February 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 14-point favorite. Indiana State was victimized for 24 points and 15 rebounds by Garrett Stutz as the Shockers bested the Sycamores 71-66 in college basketball action on Saturday.

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Illinois State are 6-4
After playing Creighton are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Creighton are 6-4
After playing Indiana State are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Panthers at Shockers trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Northern Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wichita State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wichita State's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wichita State's last 5 games when playing Northern Iowa

Next up:
Northern Iowa home to Illinois State, Saturday, February 11
Wichita State at Creighton, Saturday, February 11

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