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Illinois State Redbirds vs Northern Iowa Panthers NCAA College Basketball Betting

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Redbirds of Illinois State hit the hard court against the Panthers of Northern Iowa.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Northern Iowa Panthers as 2-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Northern Iowa Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois State Redbirds will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 14-14 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Northern Iowa Panthers are 9-17-1 ATS. Illinois State Redbirds are 11-17 on betting the total; Northern Iowa Panthers are 12-15.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 243-ranked Northern Iowa Panthers and the No. 82-rated Illinois State Redbirds in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Illinois State Redbirds rank No. 89 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 37.07 per game. That compares with Northern Iowa’s No. 260 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northern Iowa is college basketball's No. 111-ranked team at 7.71 per game, while the Illinois State Redbirds rate No. 87 with 8.1 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tony Wills scored 16 points leading the Redbirds to a 50-46 victory over Southern Illinois at Redbird Arena on Wednesday.

The Panthers got 16 points from Bennett Koch, but it was Indiana State that prevailed in a 69-59 final on Wednesday at Hulman Center.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Illinois State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois State's last 7 games
  • Illinois State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Northern Iowa is 7-17-1 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Northern Iowa is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Northern Iowa's last 10 games
  • Northern Iowa is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home