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Wichita State Shockers vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Wichita State when they take on the Northern Iowa Panthers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
The Panthers currently sports a 11-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-10-1 ATS. The Shockers are 19-3 and 11-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Panthers produce a 8-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Shockers have gone 8-10 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Panthers, most recently No. 127 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Shockers, who rate No. 22 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-70 victory for the Shockers.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Iowa has the nation's No. 184-rated offensive output, at 67.3 PPG. The visiting Shockers defense ranks No. 36 allowing on average 59.1 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Shockers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.
Defensively, Wichita State features the nation's No. 47-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.6 points per game. Northern Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 119 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Wichita State was a 68-55 loser at home against Indiana State. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites. The Shockers endured a 68-55 loss at the hands of the Sycamores on Tuesday, despite a 15-point effort from Cleanthony Early at Charles Koch Arena.
Northern Iowa was a 54-51 loser in its last match on the road against Evansville. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Panthers endured a 54-51 loss at the hands of the Purple Aces on Tuesday, despite a 11-point effort from Marc Sonnen at Ford Center.
Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Illinois are 7-3
After playing Indiana State are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Missouri State are 6-4
After playing Evansville are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Shockers at Panthers trends to consider:
Wichita State is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wichita State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
Wichita State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Wichita State is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 6 games when playing Wichita State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 6 games when playing at home against Wichita State
Northern Iowa is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Northern Iowa is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Wichita State
Wichita State at Southern Illinois, Tuesday, February 5
Northern Iowa home to Missouri State, Tuesday, February 5