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Diamond Head Classic - NCAA Basketball Odds: BYU Cougars vs Northern Iowa Panthers

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Northern Iowa Panthers try to run the BYU Cougars off the court at Stan Sheriff Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Northern Iowa Panthers as 4-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

BYU Cougars vs Northern Iowa Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Northern Iowa Panthers are 8-4 overall and 6-5 ATS, while the BYU Cougars are 8-4 and 4-4-2 ATS. As for the betting totals, Northern Iowa boasts a 6-5 on the OU, and BYU is 7-3.

The Northern Iowa Panthers sit at No. 89 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the BYU Cougars sit at No. 68 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northern Iowa's No. 250-rated squad against BYU's No. 29-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northern Iowa rates No. 41 in the country with 8.92 per game, while their foes tonight, the BYU Cougars rank No. 48 nationally with 8.58 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Cougars and Lobos didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as New Mexico was handed a 96-66 defeat on Wednesday at Stan Sheriff Center.

Paul Jesperson scored 18 points leading the Panthers to a 63-59 victory over Washington State at Stan Sheriff Center on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • BYU is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • BYU is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games
  • Northern Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Northern Iowa is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at St. Mary's, Thursday, December 31st
Northern Iowa at Bradley, Wednesday, December 30th