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Missouri State Bears Host the Northern Iowa Panthers in NCAA College Basketball Action

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Northern Iowa Panthers taking on the Missouri State Bears Wednesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Northern Iowa Panthers before tip-off in this one found them as -6-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Missouri State Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 4-10 and 5-8 ATS Missouri State Bears will face the 9-6 Northern Iowa Panthers, who own a 7-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Missouri State Bears are 8-5 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Northern Iowa Panthers are 8-6.

This game puts the Missouri State Bears, most recently No. 253 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Northern Iowa Panthers, who rate No. 142 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Northern Iowa is ranked No. 251 in NCAA basketball at 30.4 per game. Contrast that with Missouri State's No. 156 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Missouri State is the No. 248-ranked team in the country at 4.64 per game, while Northern Iowa rates No. 32 at 9 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northern Iowa got 19 points from Wes Washpun but lost anyway, 75-73, to Southern Illinois on Saturday at SIU Arena.

Missouri State suffered a 76-59 loss against Evansville on Saturday, getting 16 points from Chris Kendrix in a losing effort at JQH Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northern Iowa is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Northern Iowa is 15-7-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Northern Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Missouri State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Missouri State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Missouri State is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Missouri State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Northern Iowa

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Iowa home to Drake, Saturday, January 9th
Missouri State at Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, January 9th