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Northern Iowa Panthers take on Bluejays in college basketball test

Northern Iowa PanthersCreighton Bluejays
Feb 26, 2:05 PM | Qwest Center

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Creighton Bluejays Odds

19-11TEAM RECORD17-13

Northern Iowa travels to Creighton on Saturday, hoping to boost its 19-11 record with a victory over the Bluejays.

The Bluejays are 17-13 so far on the season, and 13-12 ATS vs. the number. The Panthers, meanwhile, are 19-11 and 7-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Creighton go 12-13 and the Panthers go 10-9-1 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bluejays installed as 4-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bluejays, most recently No. 138 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Panthers, who rate No. 221 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-68 victory for the Bluejays.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Creighton's No. 215 nationally ranked offense (67.7 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 18 at 60.5 PPG. The Bluejays have been averaging 45.1% from the field, more than the Panthers have managed so far this season (43.1% on average).

Defensively, Northern Iowa features the nation's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.9 points per game. Creighton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 235 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Northern Iowa was a 76-74 loser at home against Indiana State. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as favorites. Northern Iowa suffered a 76-74 loss against Indiana State on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Anthony James in a losing effort at McLeod Center.

Creighton was a 67-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wichita State. They covered the 11–point spread as underdogs. Antoine Young scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Bluejays to a win (they lost 67-65 to Wichita State at Charles Koch Arena on Wednesday).

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Indiana State are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Wichita State are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Panthers at Bluejays trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Northern Iowa is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Creighton is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Northern Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Creighton's last 5 games at home
Creighton is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing Northern Iowa