North Dakota Sioux vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds
The Northern Iowa Panthers host North Dakota on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-0 mark against the 1-1 Sioux in college hoops action at McLeod Center.
The Sioux will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Panthers are 0-1 ATS. North Dakota is 0-0 against the total, while Northern Iowa is 0-1 versus the number.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Northern Iowa Panthers as 16-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers sit at No. 154 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sioux sit at No. 203 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Panthers will win this game 102-76.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northern Iowa's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 93.5 PPG, against a Sioux defense that ranks No. 215 at 68 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 55.3% so far, more than the Sioux marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.7% per game.
Defensively, North Dakota features the nation's No. 316-rated defense on the road, allowing 85 points per game. Northern Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 nationally in scoring at home.
North Dakota was an 87-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against Crowne College. The battle between the Sioux and Storm didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Crowne College was handed an 87-51 defeat on Wednesday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
In their last action, Northern Iowa was an 84-81 winner at home against Toledo. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as favorites. Deon Mitchell went off for 27 points and added 2 rebounds, leading Northern Iowa over Toledo, 84-81, on Wednesday at McLeod Center.
North Dakota Sioux Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-1
After a win are 6-4
Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
A few Sioux at Panthers trends to consider:
North Dakota is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Northern Iowa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
North Dakota at Hawaii, Tuesday, November 20
Northern Iowa home to Louisville, Thursday, November 22