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Panthers vs Sycamores College Hoops Game Preview

Northern Iowa PanthersIndiana State Sycamores
Jan 25, 7:05 PM | Hulman Center

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds

14-7TEAM RECORD11-9

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hulman Center Wednesday as host Indiana State looks to handle the Northern Iowa Panthers in NCAAB action.

The Sycamores sport records of 11-9 and 5-14 ATS heading into this battle, while the Panthers have 14-7 and 11-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-9 for the Sycamores and 10-9-1 for the Panthers.

View Northern Iowa vs Indiana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Sycamores are listed as 2-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Sycamores - Panthers odds would favor the Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Indiana State is rated No. 269 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northern Iowa is at No. 88. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-63 win for the Panthers.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Indiana State's No. 279-rated squad against Northern Iowa's No. 293-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Indiana State rates No. 190 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 34 nationally with 8.1 per match.

Defensively, Northern Iowa features the nation's No. 37-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.6 points per game. Indiana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 280 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Iowa was a 66-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Drake. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Panthers grabbed a 66-52 win over the Bulldogs on Sunday, behind a 13-point effort from Seth Tuttle at McLeod Center.

Indiana State lost its last outing, a 75-49 result against Creighton on January 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog. The Sycamores were hammered by Creighton on Saturday, losing by a 75-49 final at Qwest Center in college basketball betting action.

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Missouri State are 6-4
After playing Drake are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Evansville are 4-6
After playing Creighton are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Panthers at Sycamores trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 7 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 6 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
Northern Iowa is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
Indiana State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana State's last 7 games when playing at home against Northern Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana State's last 6 games

Next up:
Northern Iowa at Missouri State, Saturday, January 28
Indiana State at Evansville, Sunday, January 29

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