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Northern Iowa Panthers visit Loyola of Chicago Ramblers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Northern Iowa PanthersLoyola of Chicago Ramblers
10-9January 25, 2014, 04:00 | Joseph J. Gentile Center7-12

Loyola of Chicago will look to improve on its 7-12 record on Saturday when they host Northern Iowa in NCAA basketball odds action at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

The Ramblers currently sports a 7-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-11-1 ATS. The Panthers are 10-9 and 8-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Ramblers produce a 7-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Panthers have gone 12-5 against the number.

View Northern Iowa Panthers vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -6-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Ramblers at No. 224 and the Panthers at No. 68 heading into this contest.

Northern Iowa was a 69-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Bradley. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Panthers endured a 69-65 loss at the hands of the Braves on Wednesday, despite a 20-point effort from Seth Tuttle at Carver Arena.

Last time out for Loyola of Chicago, they were a 65-61 loser as they battled Indiana State at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. The Ramblers endured a 65-61 loss at the hands of the Sycamores on Wednesday, despite a 20-point effort from Milton Doyle at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Loyola of Chicago's No. 226-ranked offense, averaging 66.42 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 105 at 68.37 PPG. The Ramblers field goal percentage has averaged 48.21% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.08% per game.

A few Panthers at Ramblers trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games
Northern Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola of Chicago's last 5 games
Loyola of Chicago is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Loyola of Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Iowa

Next up:
Northern Iowa home to Evansville, Wednesday, January 29th
Loyola of Chicago at Wichita State, Tuesday, January 28th