Stanford Cardinal vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds
The Northern Iowa Panthers host Stanford on Friday, looking to build on their 3-1 mark against the 3-2 Cardinal in college hoops action at Atlantis Resort.
The game is being played at Atlantis Resort, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Panthers currently sports a 3-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-1 ATS. The Cardinal are 3-2 and 0-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Panthers produce a 0-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cardinal have gone 1-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 154-rated Panthers and the No. 49-ranked Cardinal, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 87-73 result in favor of the Panthers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cardinal is ranked No. 58 in NCAA hoops at 40.8 per game. Contrast that with Northern Iowa’s No. 103 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Iowa is the No. 41-ranked team in the country at 8.5 per game, while Stanford rates No. 300 at 4.2 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Stanford owns the country's No. 102-rated mark, allowing 62 points per game on the highway. Northern Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 145 in scoring at home.
Stanford lost its last outing, a 78-70 result against Missouri on November 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. The Cardinal got 22 points from Chasson Randle, but it was Missouri that prevailed in a 78-70 final on Thursday at Atlantis Resort.
Last time out for Northern Iowa, they were a 51-46 loser as they battled Louisville at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point underdog. Northern Iowa got 11 points from Marc Sonnen but lost anyway, 51-46, to Louisville on Thursday at Atlantis Resort.
Stanford home to Seattle, Wednesday, November 28
Northern Iowa home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Saturday, December 1