Northern Iowa Panthers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds
The Salukis hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Northern Iowa Panthers pay a visit to SIU Arena on the college basketball betting menu.
Southern Illinois will face the 18-12 Panthers, who own a 13-15-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Salukis are 16-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Panthers are 13-15-1 favoring the OVER.
Southern Illinois opened as 5-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Salukis at No. 322 and the Panthers at No. 165 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 69-59 result in favor of the Panthers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 297 in NCAA hoops at 31.4 per game. Contrast that with Southern Illinois’s No. 271 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Illinois is the No. 324-ranked team in the country at 4.4 per game, while Northern Iowa rates No. 36 at 8 per game.
Defensively, Northern Iowa features the nation's No. 67-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 277 nationally in scoring at home.
Northern Iowa won its last outing, a 64-55 result against Bradley on February 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 15.5-point favorite. The Panthers grabbed a 64-55 win over the Braves on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from Anthony James at McLeod Center.
Last time out for Southern Illinois, they were a 78-63 loser as they battled Drake on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Southern Illinois got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Mamadou Seck in a losing cause in their 78-63 loss to Drake on Wednesday.
Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Bradley are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Drake are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Panthers at Salukis trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Northern Iowa is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Northern Iowa is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Iowa
Southern Illinois is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Northern Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games when playing Northern Iowa