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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Northern Iowa Panthers in Battle with Loyola-Chicago Ramblers

Northern Iowa looks to cover the Panthers-Ramblers pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 6-11 mark when they host Loyola-Chicago in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers in this one, their betting line was listed as 2-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Loyola-Chicago Ramblers vs Northern Iowa Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Wednesday; they are 10-5 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Northern Iowa Panthers are 4-12 ATS. Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are 12-3 on betting the total; Northern Iowa Panthers are 9-7.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 238-ranked Northern Iowa Panthers and the No. 147-rated Loyola-Chicago Ramblers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Northern Iowa's No. 253-ranked offense, averaging 64.65 PPG, against a Ramblers defense that ranks No. 79 at 68.16 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 40.63% so far, less than the Ramblers marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.18% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Ramblers grabbed a 77-71 win over the Bears on Sunday, behind a 22-point effort from Aundre Jackson at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Northern Iowa got 21 points from Jeremy Morgan en route to a 79-60 victory over Drake on Sunday at McLeod Center.

Betting Trends
  • Loyola-Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Loyola-Chicago is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola-Chicago's last 5 games
  • Loyola-Chicago is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Northern Iowa is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Northern Iowa is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 6 games
  • Northern Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Loyola-Chicago home to Evansville, Saturday, January 21st
Northern Iowa at Southern Illinois, Saturday, January 21st