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Northern Iowa favored by 13.5 against Wisc-Milwaukee on Saturday

Wisc-Milwaukee PanthersNorthern Iowa Panthers
Dec 1, 8:00 PM | McLeod Center

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds

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The Northern Iowa Panthers will try to cover the spread at McLeod Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers in NCAA basketball action.

The Panthers sit at 3-3 (2-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Panthers are currently 2-4 (1-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Northern Iowa is 0-3 OU, and Wisc-Milwaukee is 1-0 OU.

View Wisc-Milwaukee vs Northern Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Northern Iowa opened as 13.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers - Panthers odds would favor the Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northern Iowa is rated No. 94 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wisc-Milwaukee is at No. 153. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-63 win for the Panthers.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 205 in NCAA hoops at 34.3 per game. Contrast that with Northern Iowa’s No. 168 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Iowa is the No. 51-ranked team in the country at 7.8 per game, while Wisc-Milwaukee rates No. 57 at 7.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wisc-Milwaukee owns the country's No. 187-rated mark, allowing 70.5 points per game on the highway. Northern Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 128 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Wisc-Milwaukee was a 74-60 loser at home against Rider. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Broncs grabbed a 74-60 win over the Panthers on Sunday, behind a 14-point effort from Anthony Myles at Puerto Vallarta ICC.

Northern Iowa lost its last outing, a 52-47 result against Memphis on November 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Chris Crawford scored 18 points leading the Tigers to a 52-47 victory over Northern Iowa at Atlantis Resort on Saturday.

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Northern Colorado are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Panthers at Panthers trends to consider:
Wisc-Milwaukee is 6-11-2 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
Wisc-Milwaukee is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Wisc-Milwaukee home to Buffalo, Wednesday, December 5
Northern Iowa home to Northern Colorado, Wednesday, December 5