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Northern Iowa Panthers vs Illinois State Redbirds Betting Odds and Trends

The Northern Iowa Panthers will be trying to slam the Illinois State Redbirds on Saturday when the teams tip off at McLeod Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Northern Iowa Panthers as -6-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Northern Iowa Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Northern Iowa Panthers are 16-12 overall and 14-13 ATS, while the Illinois State Redbirds are 17-11 and 13-13 ATS. As for the betting totals, Northern Iowa boasts a 12-15 on the OU, and Illinois State is 12-14.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 118-ranked Northern Iowa Panthers and the No. 9-rated Illinois State Redbirds in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Northern Iowa's No. 210 nationally ranked offense (69.21 points per game) against a Illinois State Redbirds defense that sits as the No. 43 at 66.07 PPG. The Northern Iowa Panthers have been averaging 45.96% from the field, more than the Redbirds have managed so far this season (41.57% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois State cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Indiana State out of the gym and running up a 78-50 score at Redbird Arena.

Northern Iowa got 16 points from Paul Jesperson but lost anyway, 59-56, to Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Illinois State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 6 games on the road
  • Illinois State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Northern Iowa
  • Northern Iowa is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Northern Iowa is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 7 games
  • Northern Iowa is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois State at Southern Illinois, Wednesday, February 24th
Northern Iowa at Indiana State, Wednesday, February 24th