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Northern Iowa Panthers visit Iowa Hawkeyes in college basketball clash

Northern Iowa PanthersIowa Hawkeyes
Dec 15, 2:30 PM | Wells Fargo Arena

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds


Wells Fargo Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Iowa Hawkeyes and the visiting Northern Iowa Panthers in college hoops action on Saturday.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Wells Fargo Arena).

The Hawkeyes sit at 8-2 (3-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Panthers are currently 6-3 (4-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Iowa is 3-3 OU, and Northern Iowa is 3-3 OU.

View Northern Iowa vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Panthers were listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawkeyes sit at No. 38 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 142 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hawkeyes will win this game 79-77.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Iowa's No. 53-rated squad against Northern Iowa's No. 218-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Iowa rates No. 229 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 nationally with 8.4 per match.

Defensively, Northern Iowa features the nation's No. 95-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 113 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Iowa won its last outing, an 82-77 result against George Mason on December 8. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Marc Sonnen scored 21 points leading the Panthers to an 82-77 victory over George Mason at Patriot Center on Saturday.

Iowa was an 80-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against Iowa State. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The Hawkeyes grabbed an 80-71 win over the Cyclones on Friday, behind an 18 -point effort from Aaron White at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing UNLV are 1-0
After playing George Mason are 0-1
After a win are 5-5

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing South Carolina State are 1-0
After playing Iowa State are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Panthers at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Iowa is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games when playing Northern Iowa
Iowa is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Northern Iowa

Next up:
Northern Iowa at UNLV, Wednesday, December 19
Iowa home to South Carolina State, Wednesday, December 19