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Northern Iowa Panthers Home to Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA Basketball Betting

Southern Illinois Salukis

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Northern Iowa Panthers
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 8:00 PM ET
McLeod Center

The Northern Iowa Panthers will look to improve on a 12-2 record on Wednesday when they host the Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA basketball betting odds action at McLeod Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Northern Iowa Panthers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Southern Illinois Salukis were listed as 14.5-point underdogs at many online Sportsbooks, including the odds makers at 5Dimes.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Iowa Panthers sit at 12-2 (6-6 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Southern Illinois Salukis are currently 7-8 (6-6 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Northern Iowa is 5-3 OU, and Southern Illinois is 0-3 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 40-ranked Northern Iowa Panthers and the No. 194-rated Southern Illinois Salukis in this matchup.

How Southern Illinois Salukis vs Northern Iowa Panthers Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Southern Illinois is ranked No. 217 in NCAA basketball at 32.13 per game. Contrast that with Northern Iowa's No. 226 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Iowa is the No. 130-ranked team in the country at 6.29 per game, while Southern Illinois rates No. 249 at 3.87 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Salukis endured a 63-44 loss at the hands of the Braves on Saturday, despite a 9-point effort from Sean O'Brien at Carver Arena.

The Panthers got 18 points from Jeremy Morgan as Northern Iowa ran past Loyola of Chicago 67-58 on Sunday at McLeod Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Northern Iowa Panthers Betting Odds Trends

Southern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Northern Iowa
Northern Iowa is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Northern Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Northern Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Northern Iowa is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Southern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois home to Indiana State, Saturday, January 10th
Northern Iowa at Drake, Saturday, January 10th

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