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Missouri State Bears Visit Northern Iowa Panthers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Missouri State Bears will go to the free throw line vs Northern Iowa Panthers on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 10-14 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Missouri State Bears before tip-off in this one found them as 11.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Missouri State Bears vs Northern Iowa Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Missouri State Bears have watched them go 10-14 and 10-12-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Northern Iowa Panthers are at 14-11 and 12-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Northern Iowa Panthers are 11-13, while the Missouri State Bears have a 14-9 mark.

The Panthers - Bears odds would favor the Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northern Iowa is rated No. 129 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Missouri State is at No. 197.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northern Iowa's No. 193-ranked scoring average of 69.84 PPG, against a Missouri State Bears defense rated No. 141 and allowing 71.5 PPG. The Northern Iowa Panthers FG% has averaged 46.74% to date this season, more than the Missouri State Bears shooters have managed so far (41.41% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears endured a 83-64 loss at the hands of the Purple Aces on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Chris Kendrix at Ford Center.

Northern Iowa got 21 points from Paul Jesperson en route to a 82-66 victory over Drake on Saturday at Knapp Center.

Betting Trends
  • Missouri State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Missouri State's last 6 games
  • Missouri State is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Missouri State is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Northern Iowa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northern Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 7 games
  • Northern Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Missouri State home to Indiana State, Saturday, February 13th
Northern Iowa at Wichita State, Saturday, February 13th