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Northern Iowa favored by -12 against Evansville on Wednesday

Evansville Purple AcesNorthern Iowa Panthers
10-11January 29, 2014, 08:00 | McLeod Center10-10

The Northern Iowa Panthers will hit the floor running against the visiting Evansville Purple Aces Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Panthers currently sports a 10-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-10 ATS. The Purple Aces are 10-11 and 8-7-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Panthers produce a 13-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Purple Aces have gone 7-8 against the number.

View Evansville Purple Aces vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Panthers installed as -12-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 314-rated Evansville taking on the No. 56-rated Panthers in this contest.

Evansville won its last outing, a 66-60 result against Bradley on January 26. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. The Purple Aces grabbed a 66-60 win over the Braves on Sunday, behind a 24-point effort from D.J. Balentine at Ford Center.

Northern Iowa was a 93-87 loser in its last match on the road against Loyola of Chicago. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Northern Iowa got 23 points from Deon Mitchell but lost anyway, 93-87, to Loyola of Chicago on Saturday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Purple Aces is ranked No. 231 in NCAA hoops at 32.19 per game. Contrast that with Northern Iowa’s No. 201 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Iowa is the No. 21-ranked team in the country at 8.15 per game, while Evansville rates No. 230 at 4.71 per game.

A few Purple Aces at Panthers trends to consider:
Evansville is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Evansville is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Evansville's last 6 games
Evansville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games
Northern Iowa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Northern Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Evansville at Wichita State, Saturday, February 1st
Northern Iowa at Indiana State, Saturday, February 1st