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Northern Iowa favored by 6 against Missouri State on Friday

Missouri State BearsNorthern Iowa Panthers
Jan 13, 8:00 PM | McLeod Center

Missouri State Bears vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds

11-6TEAM RECORD12-5

Missouri State pays a visit to Northern Iowa on Friday, hoping to send the Panthers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at McLeod Center.

The Panthers are 12-5 so far on the season, and 10-6 ATS vs. the number. The Bears, meanwhile, are 11-6 and 7-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Northern Iowa go 8-7-1 and the Bears go 10-3 on the totals.

View Missouri State vs Northern Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Northern Iowa opened as 6-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers - Bears odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northern Iowa is rated No. 64 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Missouri State is at No. 49. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-72 win for the Panthers.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northern Iowa's No. 305-rated squad against Missouri State's No. 200-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northern Iowa rates No. 28 in the country with 8.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 189 nationally with 6.1 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Missouri State owns the country's No. 47-rated mark, allowing 63.4 points per game on the highway. Northern Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 202 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Missouri State was a 77-65 winner at home against Southern Illinois. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. Missouri State earned a 77-65 victory over Southern Illinois on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Jarmar Gulley at JQH Arena.

In their last action, Northern Iowa was a 63-60 loser on the road against Creighton. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Panthers endured a 63-60 loss at the hands of the Bluejays on Tuesday, despite a 15-point effort from Marc Sonnen at Qwest Center.

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Evansville are 3-7
After playing Southern Illinois are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Bradley are 6-4
After playing Creighton are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bears at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Missouri State's last 6 games on the road
Missouri State is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
Northern Iowa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Missouri State
Northern Iowa is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Northern Iowa is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 6 games

Next up:
Missouri State home to Evansville, Sunday, January 15
Northern Iowa at Bradley, Sunday, January 15

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