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NCAA hoops odds preview - Northern Iowa vs. Drake

Northern Iowa PanthersDrake Bulldogs
13-13February 18, 2014, 09:00 | Knapp Center13-13

The Northern Iowa Panthers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bulldogs in Drake at Knapp Center on Tuesday in college basketball action.

This season, the Bulldogs are 13-13 overall and 12-12 ATS, while the Panthers are 13-13 and 11-13 ATS. As for the totals, Drake boasts a 11-11 on the OU, and Northern Iowa is 18-6.

View Northern Iowa Panthers vs Drake Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The Bulldogs were listed as 0-point at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 259 and the Panthers sitting at No. 120.

Northern Iowa was a 60-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Missouri State. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Panthers grabbed a 60-58 win over the Bears on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Seth Tuttle at JQH Arena.

Last time out for Drake, they were a 70-62 winner as they battled Loyola of Chicago at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. Drake got 20 points from Richard Carter en route to a 70-62 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Saturday at Knapp Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 215 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.73 per game. That compares with Drake’s No. 205 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Drake is college basketball's No. 27-ranked team at 7.96 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 12 with 8.5 per game.

Next up:
Northern Iowa home to Illinois State, Sunday, February 23rd
Drake at Wichita State, Saturday, February 22nd