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Northern Iowa Panthers visit Indiana State Sycamores in college basketball clash

Northern Iowa PanthersIndiana State Sycamores
Jan 26, 1:05 PM | Hulman Center

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds


The Indiana State Sycamores hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Northern Iowa Panthers pay a visit to Hulman Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Sycamores bring a 12-7 record (11-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-9 Panthers, who are 10-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Indiana State go 9-6 so far and the Panthers go 8-8.

View Northern Iowa vs Indiana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Sycamores in this one found them listed as 2-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Panthers was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Sycamores at No. 90 and the Panthers at No. 118 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-69 result in favor of the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Indiana State's No. 181-rated squad against Northern Iowa's No. 282-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Indiana State rates No. 241 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 51 nationally with 7.6 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Iowa owns the country's No. 161-rated mark, allowing 69.1 points per game on the highway. Indiana State, on the other hand, rates No. 146 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Iowa, they were a 58-45 winner as they battled Southern Illinois at home. They covered in the match as a 11-point favorite. Northern Iowa got 15 points from Marc Sonnen en route to a 58-45 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday at McLeod Center.

Indiana State lost its last outing, a 60-58 result against Illinois State on January 23. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. Indiana State got 13 points from Manny Arop but lost anyway, 60-58, to Illinois State on Wednesday at Redbird Arena.

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Evansville are 7-3
After playing Southern Illinois are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Wichita State are 7-3
After playing Illinois State are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Panthers at Sycamores trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Northern Iowa's last 8 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
Northern Iowa is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
Northern Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Iowa
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana State's last 8 games when playing at home against Northern Iowa
Indiana State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Northern Iowa

Next up:
Northern Iowa at Evansville, Tuesday, January 29
Indiana State at Wichita State, Tuesday, January 29