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Northern Iowa On A Crazy Hot Streak ATS

Northern Iowa will make their second consecutive trip to the dance and they will be doing so as a scorching play for bettors. The Panthers have gone a stellar 11-1-1 ATS in their previous 13 games, a span that also saw the team lose just one game SU. NIU will look to make it past the first round this year when they take on the Texas Longhorns Friday.

Shark Bites
  • Texas is 11-4 ATS in their past 15 games.
  • Northern Iowa is 7-1 SU and 6-1-1 ATS in their past eight games in March.
  • The UNDER is 5-0 in Northern Iowa’s past five games.

It has not been a banner year offensively for NIU this season as they average just 68 points per game, but their 11th ranked defense has bailed them out this year. Keeping players fresh will be key for the Panthers, as they tended to stick to a relatively short bench, with seven players seeing the court in most games.

This season has been much better than most Longhorns fans would have predicted with Texas going 20-12 with six victories over ranked teams. There were questions about how the team would adjust to Shaka Smart’s system, but as the season went on the players figured out the system. Texas will get a big boost with the return of Cameron Ridley, who has been out of the lineup in all but 12 games this season.

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Texas Longhorns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Longhorns sit at 20-12 (16-15 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Northern Iowa Panthers are currently 22-12 (19-13-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Texas is 13-17-1 OU, and Northern Iowa is 13-20 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Longhorns rated this week at No. 171 and the Northern Iowa Panthers sitting at No. 61.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Northern Iowa Panthers rank No. 260 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 30.06 per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 209 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Texas is college basketball's No. 140-ranked team at 6.97 per game, while the Northern Iowa Panthers rate No. 59 with 8.18 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northern Iowa earned a 56-54 victory over Evansville on Sunday, getting 18 points from Wes Washpun at Scottrade Center.

The Longhorns got 15 points from Connor Lammert, but it was Baylor that prevailed in a 75-61 final on Thursday at Sprint Center.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Iowa is 11-1-1 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Northern Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games
  • Texas is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games