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Huskies face Iowa Hawkeyes: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Northern Illinois HuskiesIowa Hawkeyes
Nov 17, 8:00 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds


The Hawkeyes will try to cover the spread at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the Northern Illinois Huskies in college basketball action.

Iowa battles the Huskies, currently sitting with a 0-2 mark (1-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Hawkeyes and 0-2 for the Huskies.

View Northern Illinois vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Hawkeyes in this one, they're listed as 21-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hawkeyes at No. 195 and the Huskies at No. 250 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 101-39 result in favor of the Hawkeyes.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Huskies is ranked No. 113 in NCAA hoops at 39 per game. Contrast that with Iowa’s No. 14 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa is the No. 30-ranked team in the country at 9 per game, while Northern Illinois rates No. 326 at 2.5 per game.

Defensively, Northern Illinois features the nation's No. 337-rated defense on the road, allowing 96 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Illinois lost its last outing, a 59-57 result against Wisc-Milwaukee on November 14. They covered in that game as a 9-point underdog. Tim Toler scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 59-57 to Wisc-Milwaukee at NIU Convocation Center on Monday).

Last time out for Iowa, they were a 95-79 winner as they battled North Carolina A&T at home. Iowa got 27 points from Matt Gatens en route to a 95-79 victory over North Carolina A&T on Monday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 2-2
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 2-3
After a loss are 1-9

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Creighton are 3-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Huskies at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Iowa is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Eastern Illinois, Sunday, November 20
Iowa at Creighton, Sunday, November 20