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Southern Illinois Salukis vs Northern Iowa Panthers Betting Odds and Trends

Northern Iowa Panthers


Southern Illinois Salukis
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:05 PM ET
SIU Arena

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Northern Iowa when they take on the Southern Illinois Salukis on Wednesday in college basketball betting odds action.

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Southern Illinois Salukis as 6.5-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting linemay have moved, check for updates

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois Salukis sit at 9-12 (9-9 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Northern Iowa Panthers are currently 18-2 (9-7-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Southern Illinois is 3-6 OU, and Northern Iowa is 7-7 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Southern Illinois Salukis rated this week at No. 193 and the Northern Iowa Panthers sitting at No. 49.

How Northern Iowa Panthers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Northern Iowa is ranked No. 219 in NCAA basketball at 32.1 per game. Contrast that with Southern Illinois's No. 211 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Illinois is the No. 251-ranked team in the country at 3.86 per game, while Northern Iowa rates No. 124 at 6.45 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers got a 21-point performance from Seth Tuttle, who added 10 rebounds, as Northern Iowa ran past Illinois State 54-53 on Sunday at Redbird Arena.

Southern Illinois got 19 points from Anthony Beane but lost anyway, 75-66, to Evansville on Saturday at Ford Center.

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Iowa home to Wichita State, Saturday, January 31st
Southern Illinois at Missouri State, Saturday, January 31st