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Northern Iowa Panthers take on Cavaliers in NCAA basketball test

Northern Iowa PanthersVirginia Cavaliers
5-5December 21, 2013, 04:00 | John Paul Jones Arena7-3

The Virginia Cavaliers will try to cover the spread at John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Northern Iowa Panthers in NCAA basketball action.

The Cavaliers are 7-3 so far on the season, and 2-5 ATS vs. the number. The Panthers, meanwhile, are 5-5 and 4-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Virginia go 3-4 and the Panthers go 7-1 on the totals.

View Northern Iowa Panthers vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

The Panthers were listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 217-rated Northern Iowa taking on the No. 95-rated Cavaliers in this contest.

Northern Iowa was a 77-68 winner in its last match at home against Virginia Commonwealth. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Northern Iowa got 16 points from Nate Buss en route to a 77-68 victory over Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday at McLeod Center.

Virginia was a 75-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. The Cavaliers endured a 75-72 loss at the hands of the Phoenix on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Malcolm Brogdon at Resch Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Virginia's No. 94-rated squad against Northern Iowa's No. 175-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Virginia rates No. 177 in the country with 5.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 78 nationally with 7.1 per match.

A few Panthers at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Virginia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Virginia is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Northern Iowa home to Iona, Saturday, December 28th
Virginia at Norfolk State, Monday, December 23rd