Indiana State Sycamores vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds
The Northern Iowa Panthers will be trying to slam the Indiana State Sycamores on Wednesday when the teams tip off at McLeod Center in college betting action.
The Panthers sit at 7-6 (5-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Sycamores are currently 8-4 (6-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Northern Iowa is 4-5 OU, and Indiana State is 5-3 OU.
The Sycamores were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 110 (Panthers) and the No. 47 (Sycamores) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-69 result in favor of the Panthers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Iowa has the nation's No. 168-rated offensive output, at 68.2 PPG. The visiting Sycamores defense ranks No. 181 allowing on average 66.2 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 43.8% so far, more than the Sycamores marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Indiana State owns the country's No. 70-rated mark, allowing 63.8 points per game on the highway. Northern Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 96 in scoring at home.
Indiana State was a 77-75 winner in its last match at home against Illinois State. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Sycamores grabbed a 77-75 win over the Redbirds on Sunday, behind an 18 -point effort from Justin Gant at Hulman Center.
Northern Iowa was a 66-41 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. Northern Iowa was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Wichita State and falling by a 66-41 score at Charles Koch Arena.
Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Creighton are 4-6
After playing Illinois State are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Illinois State are 6-4
After playing Wichita State are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
A few Sycamores at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indiana State's last 9 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
Indiana State is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Indiana State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
Northern Iowa is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Northern Iowa is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Indiana State
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Northern Iowa's last 9 games when playing at home against Indiana State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 6 games when playing Indiana State
Indiana State at Creighton, Saturday, January 5
Northern Iowa at Illinois State, Saturday, January 5