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NCAA hoops odds preview - Loyola of Chicago vs. Northern Iowa

Loyola of Chicago RamblersNorthern Iowa Panthers
9-15February 12, 2014, 08:00 | McLeod Center11-13

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Northern Iowa and Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday, with the host Panthers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Panthers currently sports a 11-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-13 ATS. The Ramblers are 9-15 and 9-12-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Panthers produce a 17-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Ramblers have gone 10-12 against the number.

View Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Panthers in this one found them listed as -11-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Wednesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Ramblers was expected to move the line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 81 and the Ramblers at No. 214 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Loyola of Chicago, they were a 79-69 winner as they battled Illinois State at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. The Ramblers grabbed a 79-69 win over the Redbirds on Sunday, behind a 17-point effort from Christian Thomas at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Northern Iowa was an 82-73 loser in its last match at home against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Panthers endured an 82-73 loss at the hands of the Shockers on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Matt Bohannon at McLeod Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Iowa's No. 89 nationally ranked offense (73.96 points per game) against a Ramblers defense that sits as the No. 76 at 67.17 PPG. The Panthers have been averaging 45.16% from the field, less than the Ramblers have managed so far this season (47.81% on average).

A few Ramblers at Panthers trends to consider:
Loyola of Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Loyola of Chicago is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Loyola of Chicago's last 9 games
Loyola of Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Northern Iowa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games
Northern Iowa is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago at Drake, Saturday, February 15th
Northern Iowa at Missouri State, Saturday, February 15th