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Northern Iowa Panthers face La Salle Explorers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Northern Iowa PanthersLa Salle Explorers
2-3November 25, 2013, 07:30 | Virgin Islands Sport3-3

Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center will host La Salle Explorers vs. Northern Iowa Panthers action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

La Salle battles the Panthers, currently sitting with a 2-3 mark (1-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-3 for the Explorers and 4-0 for the Panthers.

View Northern Iowa Panthers vs La Salle Explorers Odds and Stats.

The Explorers - Panthers odds would favor the Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. La Salle is rated No. 148 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northern Iowa is at No. 143.

Northern Iowa was an 80-66 loser in its last match on the road against Maryland. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Panthers endured an 80-66 loss at the hands of the Terrapins on Sunday, despite a 19-point effort from Seth Tuttle at Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center.

Last time out for La Salle, they were a 71-63 loser as they battled Providence on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog. The Friars grabbed a 71-63 win over the Explorers on Sunday, behind a 22-point effort from Tyler Harris at Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits La Salle's No. 131-ranked offense, averaging 75.67 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 162 at 72.8 PPG. The Explorers field goal percentage has averaged 41.76% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.66% per game.

Next up:
Northern Iowa at Wisc-Milwaukee, Tuesday, December 3rd
La Salle at Hartford, Wednesday, December 4th