Wichita State Shockers vs Northern Iowa Panthers in college hoops odds
Northern Iowa Panthers vs Wichita State Shockers Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Wichita State vs Northern Iowa battle Sunday at Charles Koch Arena as the Shockers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Shockers sit at 11-1 (5-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Panthers are currently 7-5 (5-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Wichita State is 4-4 OU, and Northern Iowa is 4-4 OU.
Bettors looking to side with Wichita State in this one found them as 8-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Shockers sit at No. 18 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 94 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Shockers will win this game 78-72.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wichita State's No. 122-ranked offense, averaging 70.3 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 135 at 64.3 PPG. The Shockers field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.
Defensively, Northern Iowa features the nation's No. 153-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 160 nationally in scoring at home.
Northern Iowa was an 82-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against St. Mary's. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Northern Iowa earned an 82-75 victory over St. Mary's on Sunday, getting 18 points from Seth Tuttle at BJCC Arena.
In their last action, Wichita State was a 59-51 winner at home against Southern Miss. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. The Shockers grabbed a 59-51 win over the Golden Eagles on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Demetric Williams at Charles Koch Arena.
Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana State are 6-4
After playing St. Mary's are 1-0
After a win are 5-5
Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Drake are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
A few Panthers at Shockers trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wichita State's last 5 games when playing Northern Iowa
Wichita State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Northern Iowa home to Indiana State, Wednesday, January 2
Wichita State at Drake, Wednesday, January 2