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Northern Iowa Panthers vs New Mexico Lobos NCAA College Hoops Odds

New Mexico looks to cover the Lobos-Panthers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 5-2 mark when they host Northern Iowa in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Northern Iowa Panthers before tip-off in this one found them as 4-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Northern Iowa Panthers vs New Mexico Lobos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Iowa Panthers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 5-2 ATS against the betting line this season, while the New Mexico Lobos are 4-1 ATS. Northern Iowa Panthers are 5-2 on betting the total; New Mexico Lobos are 3-2.

The New Mexico Lobos sit at No. 219 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Northern Iowa Panthers sit at No. 27 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico's No. 86 nationally ranked offense (78.57 points per game) against a Northern Iowa Panthers defense that sits as the No. 99 at 67.75 PPG. The New Mexico Lobos have been averaging 46.82% from the field, less than the Panthers have managed so far this season (50.34% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers got 19 points from Wes Washpun as Northern Iowa ran past George Mason 73-65 on Tuesday at Patriot Center.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Iowa is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Northern Iowa is 14-4-1 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Northern Iowa is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 6 games on the road
  • New Mexico is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • New Mexico is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Iowa at Iowa State, Saturday, December 19th
New Mexico at New Mexico State, Wednesday, December 16th