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NCAA hoops odds preview - Virginia Commonwealth vs. Northern Iowa

Virginia Commonwealth RamsNorthern Iowa Panthers
8-2December 14, 2013, 12:00 | McLeod Center4-5



The Northern Iowa Panthers host Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-5 mark against the 8-2 Rams in college hoops action at McLeod Center.

This season, the Panthers are 4-5 overall and 3-4 ATS, while the Rams are 8-2 and 4-5 ATS. As for the totals, Northern Iowa boasts a 6-1 on the OU, and Virginia Commonwealth is 1-7.

View Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Northern Iowa Panthers as 5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game matches up the No. 208 (Panthers) and the No. 27 (Rams) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Northern Iowa won its last outing, a 55-50 result against Savannah State on December 10. Seth Tuttle scored 17 points leading the Panthers to a 55-50 victory over Savannah State at McLeod Center on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Iowa's No. 172 nationally ranked offense (72.22 points per game) against a Rams defense that sits as the No. 75 at 67.1 PPG. The Panthers have been averaging 43.75% from the field, more than the Rams have managed so far this season (43.5% on average).

A few Rams at Panthers trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Virginia Commonwealth home to Wofford, Tuesday, December 17th
Northern Iowa at Virginia, Saturday, December 21st

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