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Northern Iowa Panthers face Wichita State Shockers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Northern Iowa PanthersWichita State Shockers
7-6January 05, 2014, 02:00 | Charles Koch Arena14-0

The Wichita State Shockers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Northern Iowa Panthers at Charles Koch Arena on Sunday in NCAA hoops play.

The Shockers sport a record of 14-0 and 8-2-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Panthers have 7-6 and 6-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-5 for the Shockers and 8-3 for the Panthers.

View Northern Iowa Panthers vs Wichita State Shockers Odds and Stats.

The Shockers were listed as -12.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked Shockers and the No. 214-rated Panthers in this matchup.

In their last action, Wichita State was an 82-67 winner on the road against Southern Illinois. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. The Shockers got 23 points from Cleanthony Early as Wichita State ran past Southern Illinois 82-67 on Thursday at SIU Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 175 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.08 per game. That compares with Wichita State’s No. 61 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Wichita State is college basketball's No. 131-ranked team at 6.07 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 69 with 7.31 per game.

Next up:
Northern Iowa at Evansville, Wednesday, January 8th
Wichita State at Illinois State, Wednesday, January 8th