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NCAA hoops odds preview - Northern Iowa vs. Evansville

Northern Iowa PanthersEvansville Purple Aces
Jan 29, 8:05 PM | Ford Center

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds

11-10TEAM RECORD12-9

Evansville looks to cover the Purple Aces-Panthers pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 12-9 mark when they host Northern Iowa in college basketball wagering action.

The Purple Aces bring a 12-9 record (11-6-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-10 Panthers, who are 10-9-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Evansville go 9-5 so far and the Panthers go 8-9.

View Northern Iowa vs Evansville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 200-ranked Purple Aces and the No. 127-rated Panthers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-70 win for the Panthers on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 298 in NCAA hoops at 31.8 per game. Contrast that with Evansville’s No. 278 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Evansville is the No. 246-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Northern Iowa rates No. 48 at 7.7 per game.

Defensively, Northern Iowa features the nation's No. 139-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Evansville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Northern Iowa was a 59-58 loser on the road against Indiana State. They earned a push of the 1-point spread as underdogs. Northern Iowa suffered a 59-58 loss against Indiana State on Saturday, getting 15 points from Anthony James in a losing effort at Hulman Center.

Evansville was a 67-62 loser in its last match on the road against Illinois State. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Ned Cox scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Purple Aces to a win (they lost 67-62 to Illinois State at Redbird Arena on Saturday).

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Wichita State are 8-2
After playing Indiana State are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Missouri State are 4-6
After playing Illinois State are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few Panthers at Purple Aces trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Evansville
Northern Iowa is 6-11-2 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Evansville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Evansville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Northern Iowa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Evansville's last 6 games
Evansville is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northern Iowa

Next up:
Northern Iowa home to Wichita State, Saturday, February 2
Evansville at Missouri State, Saturday, February 2