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Northern Iowa Panthers home to Bulldogs in NCAAB betting action

Drake BulldogsNorthern Iowa Panthers
Jan 22, 8:00 PM | McLeod Center

Drake Bulldogs vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds

12-7TEAM RECORD13-7

Northern Iowa looks to cover the Panthers-Bulldogs pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 13-7 mark when they host Drake in college basketball action.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 8-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Panthers are 10-9 ATS. Drake is 8-9 against the total, while Northern Iowa is 10-8-1 versus the number.

View Drake vs Northern Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Northern Iowa opened as 9-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers sit at No. 95 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 231 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Panthers will win this game 73-69.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Iowa has the nation's No. 190-rated offensive output, at 67.8 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 188 allowing on average 67.4 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 44% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.

Defensively, Drake features the nation's No. 247-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.6 points per game. Northern Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 215 nationally in scoring at home.

Drake won its last outing, a 75-68 result against Southern Illinois on January 18. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Drake got 20 points from Ben Simons en route to a 75-68 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday at SIU Arena.

In their last action, Northern Iowa was a 71-68 loser at home against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Panthers endured a 71-68 loss at the hands of the Shockers on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Anthony James at McLeod Center.

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Creighton are 5-5
After playing Southern Illinois are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana State are 6-4
After playing Wichita State are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bulldogs at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Drake's last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 6 games on the road
Drake is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
Drake is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games when playing at home against Drake
Northern Iowa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Drake
Northern Iowa is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Drake
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Northern Iowa's last 13 games when playing Drake

Next up:
Drake home to Creighton, Wednesday, January 25
Northern Iowa at Indiana State, Wednesday, January 25

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