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College Basketball Matchup - Loyola Marymount Lions Northern Iowa Panthers Odds Preview

Northern Iowa PanthersLoyola Marymount Lions
1-2November 22, 2013, 01:30 | Virgin Islands Sport4-0

The Loyola Marymount Lions hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Northern Iowa Panthers pay a visit to Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Panthers have watched them go 1-2 and 0-2 ATS on the year, while the Lions are at 4-0 and 3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Lions are 2-1, while the Panthers have a 2-0 mark.

View Northern Iowa Panthers vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds and Stats.

The Panthers were listed as -4.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 127-rated Northern Iowa taking on the No. 103-rated Lions in this contest.

Northern Iowa was a 76-70 loser in its last match on the road against George Mason. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Northern Iowa suffered a 76-70 loss against George Mason on Saturday, getting 19 points from Matt Bohannon in a losing effort at Patriot Center.

Last time out for Loyola Marymount, they were a 90-78 winner as they battled Northern Arizona at home. They covered in the match as a 11-point favorite. Loyola Marymount got 18 points from Anthony Ireland en route to a 90-78 victory over Northern Arizona on Sunday at Gersten Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Loyola Marymount's No. 45-ranked offense, averaging 85 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 101 at 67.67 PPG. The Lions field goal percentage has averaged 48.99% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.21% per game.

Next up:
Northern Iowa at Wisc-Milwaukee, Tuesday, December 3rd
Loyola Marymount at UC Riverside, Monday, December 2nd