UNLV Northern Iowa Betting Preview
Northern Iowa Panthers vs UNLV Rebels Odds
The UNLV Rebels host Northern Iowa on Wednesday, looking to build on their 9-1 mark against the 6-4 Panthers in college hoops action at Thomas & Mack Center.
The Rebels bring a 9-1 record (4-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-4 Panthers, who are 4-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UNLV go 2-4 so far and the Panthers go 4-3.
Bettors looking to side with UNLV in this one found them as 12.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rebels sit at No. 1 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 106 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Rebels will win this game 85-77.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 223 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.2 per game. That compares with UNLV’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UNLV is college basketball's No. 127-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 47 with 7.9 per game.
Defensively, Northern Iowa features the nation's No. 139-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.8 points per game. UNLV, meanwhile, comes in at No. 33 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Northern Iowa was an 80-73 loser on the road against Iowa. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Roy Devyn Marble went off for 30 points and added 4 rebounds for good measure, leading Iowa to an 80-73 win over Northern Iowa on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.
Last time out for UNLV, they were a 62-60 winner as they battled Texas El Paso on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. UNLV earned a 62-60 victory over Texas El Paso on Monday, getting 12 points from Bryce Dejean-Jones at Haskins Center.
Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Mary's are 1-0
After playing Iowa are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Canisius are 1-0
After playing Texas El Paso are 3-2
After a win are 8-2
A few Panthers at Rebels trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
UNLV is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Northern Iowa home to St. Mary's, Saturday, December 22
UNLV home to Canisius, Saturday, December 22