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Northern Iowa Panthers visit Iowa State Cyclones in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Northern Iowa PanthersIowa State Cyclones
3-4December 07, 2013, 06:00 | Wells Fargo Arena6-0

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Wells Fargo Arena Saturday as host Iowa State looks to handle the Northern Iowa Panthers in NCAA hoops action.

The Panthers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Cyclones are 4-0 ATS. Northern Iowa is 5-1 on the totals; Iowa State is 3-1.

View Northern Iowa Panthers vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds and Stats.

The Cyclones were listed as -10-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cyclones at No. 32 and the Panthers at No. 150 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Northern Iowa, they were an 83-72 loser as they battled Wisc-Milwaukee on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. Northern Iowa suffered an 83-72 loss against Wisc-Milwaukee on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Deon Mitchell in a losing effort at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Last time out for Iowa State, they were a 99-70 winner as they battled Auburn at home. They covered in the match as a 17-point favorite. Iowa State cruised to victory on Monday, running Auburn out of the gym and running up a 99-70 score at Hilton Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Iowa State's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 91.83 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 143 at 71 PPG. The Cyclones field goal percentage has averaged 50% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.23% per game.

A few Panthers at Cyclones trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Iowa State
Northern Iowa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Iowa State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games when playing Iowa State
Iowa State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Iowa State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northern Iowa
Iowa State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Northern Iowa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games when playing Northern Iowa

Next up:
Northern Iowa home to Savannah State, Tuesday, December 10th
Iowa State at Iowa, Friday, December 13th