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Evansville Purple Aces vs Northern Iowa Panthers College Basketball Betting Preview

The Northern Iowa Panthers will look to improve on a 12-11 record on Wednesday when they host the Evansville Purple Aces in NCAA basketball betting odds action at McLeod Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northern Iowa Panthers betting line opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Evansville Purple Aces vs Northern Iowa Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Evansville Purple Aces have watched them go 18-5 and 9-8-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Northern Iowa Panthers are at 12-11 and 10-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Northern Iowa Panthers are 10-12, while the Evansville Purple Aces have a 9-9 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Northern Iowa Panthers rated this week at No. 116 and the Evansville Purple Aces sitting at No. 142.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Evansville is ranked No. 180 in NCAA basketball at 35.65 per game. Contrast that with Northern Iowa's No. 253 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Iowa is the No. 37-ranked team in the country at 8.61 per game, while Evansville rates No. 250 at 4.74 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Purple Aces got 18 points from D.J. Balentine, but it was Wichita State that prevailed in a 78-65 final on Sunday at Ford Center.

Northern Iowa got 22 points and 22 rebounds from Bennett Koch en route to a 67-58 victory over Southern Illinois on Sunday at McLeod Center.

Betting Trends
  • Evansville is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Evansville is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Evansville's last 6 games
  • Evansville is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Northern Iowa is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Northern Iowa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games
  • Northern Iowa is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Evansville home to Missouri State, Saturday, February 6th
Northern Iowa at Drake, Saturday, February 6th