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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Northern Iowa Panthers Underdogs vs Iowa State Cyclones

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Wells Fargo Arena Saturday as the Iowa State Cyclones look to beat the odds vs the Northern Iowa Panthers in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northern Iowa Panthers opened as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Iowa State Cyclones Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 9-0 and 4-2-1 ATS Iowa State Cyclones will face the 6-3 Northern Iowa Panthers, who own a 5-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Iowa State Cyclones are 2-5 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Northern Iowa Panthers are 5-3.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Iowa State Cyclones at No. 19 and the Northern Iowa Panthers at No. 50 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iowa State has the nation's No. 20-rated offensive output, at 85.44 PPG. The visiting Northern Iowa Panthers defense ranks No. 117 allowing on average 68.67 PPG. The Cyclones FG% has averaged 51.1% so far, more than the Iowa State Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.69% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wyatt Lohaus scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 76-57 to New Mexico at University Arena on Saturday).

Iowa State earned a 78-64 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday, getting 18 points from Jameel McKay at Hilton Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Iowa is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games
  • Northern Iowa is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Iowa State
  • Northern Iowa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Iowa State
  • Iowa State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Iowa State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Northern Iowa
  • Iowa State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Northern Iowa
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 6 games when playing Northern Iowa

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Iowa at Hawaii, Wednesday, December 23rd
Iowa State at Cincinnati, Tuesday, December 22nd