Northern Iowa favored by 6 against Evansville on Wednesday
Evansville Purple Aces vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds
The Northern Iowa Panthers will be trying to slam the Evansville Purple Aces on Wednesday when the teams tip off at McLeod Center in college betting action.
The Panthers currently sports a 8-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-8 ATS. The Purple Aces are 9-6 and 7-4-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Panthers produce a 5-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Purple Aces have gone 7-1 against the number.
The Purple Aces were listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 164-rated Evansville taking on the No. 124-rated Panthers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-70 win for the Purple Aces on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Purple Aces rank No. 267 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.8 per game. That compares with Northern Iowa’s No. 280 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northern Iowa is college basketball's No. 68-ranked team at 7.4 per game, while the Purple Aces rate No. 209 with 5.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Evansville owns the country's No. 162-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. Northern Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 120 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Evansville was an 85-68 winner at home against Southern Illinois. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Colt Ryan went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds, leading Evansville over Southern Illinois, 85-68, on Saturday at Ford Center.
In their last action, Northern Iowa was a 70-60 winner on the road against Illinois State. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Northern Iowa earned a 70-60 victory over Illinois State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Anthony James at Redbird Arena.
Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Wichita State are 4-6
After playing Southern Illinois are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Bradley are 7-3
After playing Illinois State are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Purple Aces at Panthers trends to consider:
Evansville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
Evansville is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Evansville is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
Northern Iowa is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Evansville
Northern Iowa is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Northern Iowa is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Evansville
Northern Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Evansville home to Wichita State, Sunday, January 13
Northern Iowa home to Bradley, Saturday, January 12