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Creighton Bluejays vs Northern Iowa Panthers Betting Matchup Report

Northern Iowa PanthersCreighton Bluejays
Jan 10, 9:00 PM | Qwest Center

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Creighton Bluejays Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Creighton vs Northern Iowa battle Tuesday at Qwest Center as the Bluejays look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This season, the Bluejays are 13-2 overall and 8-3 ATS ATS, while the Panthers are 12-4 and 9-6 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Creighton boasts a 6-4-1 on the OU, and Northern Iowa is 8-6-1.

View Northern Iowa vs Creighton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Creighton sat as 7-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 99-ranked Bluejays and the No. 64-rated Panthers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 84-79 win for the Bluejays on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 305 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.4 per game. That compares with Creighton’s No. 96 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Creighton is college basketball's No. 11-ranked team at 8.9 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 42 with 8.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Iowa owns the country's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 60 points per game on the highway. Creighton, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Northern Iowa was an 83-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Drake. They covered the 2.5–point spread as favorites. Anthony James scored 26 points for Northern Iowa on Saturday, leading the Panthers to an 83-68 win over Drake at Knapp Center.

Creighton won its last outing, a 92-83 result against Bradley on January 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite. The Bluejays used a 44-point performance from Doug McDermott to help Creighton smack Bradley 92-83 on Saturday at Carver Arena.

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Missouri State are 6-4
After playing Drake are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Illinois State are 9-1
After playing Bradley are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Panthers at Bluejays trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 6 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Northern Iowa is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Northern Iowa is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Creighton is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games at home
Creighton is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Northern Iowa
Creighton is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Creighton is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing Northern Iowa

Next up:
Northern Iowa home to Missouri State, Friday, January 13
Creighton at Illinois State, Friday, January 13