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Northern Iowa Panthers vs Colorado State Rams Preview

Colorado State RamsNorthern Iowa Panthers
Dec 3, 2:30 PM | McLeod Center

Colorado State Rams vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Northern Iowa and Colorado State on Saturday, with the host Panthers trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Northern Iowa will face the 5-2 Rams, who own a 2-4-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Panthers are 2-4-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Rams are 4-3 favoring the OVER.

View Colorado State vs Northern Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Panthers as 10-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 218-rated Colorado State taking on the No. 125-rated Panthers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-66 win for the Panthers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rams is ranked No. 319 in NCAA hoops at 30.9 per game. Contrast that with Northern Iowa’s No. 306 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Iowa is the No. 48-ranked team in the country at 8 per game, while Colorado State rates No. 133 at 6.7 per game.

Defensively, Colorado State features the nation's No. 83-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Northern Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 251 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Colorado State, they were a 65-64 winner as they battled Colorado at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. Colorado State earned a 65-64 victory over Colorado on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Wes Eikmeier at Moby Arena.

In their last action, Northern Iowa was a 69-62 winner on the road against Iowa State. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. Northern Iowa got 17 points from Anthony James en route to a 69-62 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum.

Colorado State Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Duke are 1-0
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Iowa are 7-3
After playing Iowa State are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Colorado State at Duke, Wednesday, December 7
Northern Iowa home to Iowa, Tuesday, December 6