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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Missouri State Bears Over Northern Iowa Panthers

The Missouri State Bears host Northern Iowa on Thursday, looking to build on their 12-3 mark against the 8-6 Panthers in college basketball betting action at JQH Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Missouri State Bears in this one found them listed as -7.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Panthers was expected to move the line.

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Missouri State Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Missouri State Bears battles the Northern Iowa Panthers, currently sitting with a 8-6 mark (3-6-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 4-8 for the Missouri State Bears and 5-5 for the Northern Iowa Panthers.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 44 (Missouri State) and the No. 199 (Northern Iowa) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Missouri State has the nation's No. 182-rated offensive output, at 72.67 PPG. The visiting Northern Iowa Panthers defense ranks No. 9 allowing on average 61 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 45.61% so far, more than the Missouri State Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.37% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northern Iowa suffered a 72-53 loss against Bradley on Sunday, getting 17 points from Isaiah Brown in a losing effort at Carver Arena.

Missouri State earned a 67-50 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday, getting 15 points from Jarrid Rhodes at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northern Iowa is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Northern Iowa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games on the road
  • Missouri State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • Missouri State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Missouri State is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games when playing Northern Iowa
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri State's last 6 games when playing Northern Iowa

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Iowa home to Loyola-Chicago, Sunday, January 7th
Missouri State at Illinois State, Sunday, January 7th