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Illinois State Redbirds take on Panthers in college basketball test

Illinois State RedbirdsNorthern Iowa Panthers
Feb 11, 8:00 PM | McLeod Center

Illinois State Redbirds vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds

16-9TEAM RECORD16-10

McLeod Center will host Panthers vs. Redbirds action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Panthers sport records of 16-10 and 12-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Redbirds have 16-9 and 12-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-13-1 for the Panthers and 12-9 for the Redbirds.

View Illinois State vs Northern Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Panthers as 6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 124 and the Redbirds at No. 143 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-69 result in favor of the Redbirds.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Redbirds rank No. 153 in NCAA Division 1 with 35 per game. That compares with Northern Iowa’s No. 304 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northern Iowa is college basketball's No. 45-ranked team at 7.9 per game, while the Redbirds rate No. 29 with 8.2 per game.

Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 259-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.3 points per game. Northern Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 232 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Illinois State was a 64-53 winner at home against Drake. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Tyler Brown went off for 26 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Illinois State over Drake, 64-53, on Wednesday at Redbird Arena.

Northern Iowa was an 82-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Northern Iowa was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Wichita State and falling by an 82-57 score at Charles Koch Arena.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana State are 4-6
After playing Drake are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Evansville are 6-4
After playing Wichita State are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Redbirds at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois State's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
Illinois State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Illinois State is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois State
Northern Iowa is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Illinois State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 6 games
Northern Iowa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Illinois State at Indiana State, Tuesday, February 14
Northern Iowa at Evansville, Wednesday, February 15