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Northern Iowa Panthers take on Salukis in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Southern Illinois Salukis will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Saturday when they play host to the Northern Iowa Panthers at SIU Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Southern Illinois sat as -3-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois Salukis sport a record of 11-9 and 9-7 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Northern Iowa Panthers have 7-11 and 4-13 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-8 for the Southern Illinois Salukis and 10-7 for the Northern Iowa Panthers.

The Salukis - Panthers odds would favor the Salukis if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Illinois is rated No. 76 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northern Iowa is at No. 281.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Northern Iowa is ranked No. 261 in NCAA basketball at 29.72 per game. Contrast that with Southern Illinois's No. 217 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Illinois is the No. 233-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Northern Iowa rates No. 70 at 8.56 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers got 21 points from Bennett Koch as Northern Iowa ran past Loyola-Chicago 72-69 on Wednesday at McLeod Center.

Southern Illinois suffered a 88-84 loss against Drake on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Mike Rodriguez in a losing effort at Knapp Center.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Iowa is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Northern Iowa is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northern Iowa's last 7 games
  • Northern Iowa is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Iowa home to Evansville, Wednesday, January 25th
Southern Illinois at Wichita State, Tuesday, January 24th

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