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Evansville Purple Aces Face the Northern Iowa Panthers: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Evansville Purple Aces vs Northern Iowa Panthers battle Wednesday at McLeod Center as the Panthers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Northern Iowa sat as -4-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Evansville Purple Aces vs Northern Iowa Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Iowa Panthers sit at 8-11 (5-13 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Evansville Purple Aces are currently 10-11 (7-10 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Northern Iowa is 10-8 OU, and Evansville is 8-9 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 293-ranked Northern Iowa Panthers and the No. 221-rated Evansville Purple Aces in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Evansville is ranked No. 210 in NCAA basketball at 34.57 per game. Contrast that with Northern Iowa's No. 261 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Iowa is the No. 65-ranked team in the country at 8.53 per game, while Evansville rates No. 262 at 3.9 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Evansville got 21 points from Duane Gibson but lost anyway, 67-61, to Loyola-Chicago on Saturday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

The Panthers got 14 points from Jordan Ashton as Northern Iowa ran past Southern Illinois 58-57 on Saturday at SIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Evansville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Evansville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Evansville's last 7 games
  • Evansville is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Northern Iowa is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Northern Iowa is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northern Iowa's last 8 games
  • Northern Iowa is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Evansville home to Illinois State, Sunday, January 29th
Northern Iowa at Drake, Saturday, January 28th