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Northern Iowa Panthers Face the Southern Illinois Salukis: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Northern Iowa Panthers will go to the free throw line vs Southern Illinois Salukis on Saturday, hoping to boost its 9-5 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Southern Illinois Salukis were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois Salukis sit at 12-2 (7-5 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Northern Iowa Panthers are currently 9-5 (7-6 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Southern Illinois is 7-5 OU, and Northern Iowa is 7-6 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Southern Illinois Salukis rated this week at No. 64 and the Northern Iowa Panthers sitting at No. 86.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Illinois's No. 198-rated squad against Northern Iowa's No. 250-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Illinois rates No. 124 in the country with 7.07 per game, while their foes tonight, the Northern Iowa Panthers rank No. 35 nationally with 9.07 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers blew out Bradley on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 80-44 win at McLeod Center.

Southern Illinois got 26 points from Anthony Beane, Jr. en route to a 72-62 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Northern Iowa is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 6 games
  • Northern Iowa is 15-6-1 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Southern Illinois is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Iowa at Missouri State, Wednesday, January 6th
Southern Illinois at Bradley, Wednesday, January 6th