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Indiana State SycamoresNorthern Iowa Panthers
Jan 4, 8:00 PM | McLeod Center

Indiana State Sycamores vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds

10-3TEAM RECORD10-4

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Northern Iowa vs Indiana State battle Wednesday at McLeod Center as the Panthers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Panthers sport records of 10-4 and 7-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Sycamores have 10-3 and 5-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-5-1 for the Panthers and 6-6 for the Sycamores.

View Indiana State vs Northern Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Panthers in this one, they're listed as 7-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Panthers, most recently No. 91 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Sycamores, who rate No. 211 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-68 victory for the Panthers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northern Iowa's No. 186-ranked offense, averaging 68 PPG, against a Sycamores defense that ranks No. 56 at 61.1 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 44% so far, more than the Sycamores marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Indiana State owns the country's No. 127-rated mark, allowing 68.6 points per game on the highway. Northern Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 194 in scoring at home.

Indiana State won its last outing, a 77-66 result against Bradley on December 31. They failed to cover in that game as a 12-point favorite. Indiana State earned a 77-66 victory over Bradley on Saturday, getting 24 points from Jake Odum at Hulman Center.

Last time out for Northern Iowa, they were a 76-65 loser as they battled Evansville at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point favorite. Northern Iowa suffered a 76-65 loss against Evansville on Sunday, getting 16 points from Seth Tuttle in a losing effort at McLeod Center.

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Missouri State are 4-6
After playing Bradley are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Drake are 8-2
After playing Evansville are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Sycamores at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indiana State's last 8 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana State's last 6 games on the road
Indiana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Northern Iowa's last 8 games when playing at home against Indiana State
Northern Iowa is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Northern Iowa is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Indiana State
Northern Iowa is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Indiana State home to Missouri State, Saturday, January 7
Northern Iowa at Drake, Saturday, January 7

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