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Panthers visit Providence Friars in college basketball clash

Northern Iowa PanthersProvidence Friars
Nov 26, 10:00 PM | Dunkin Donuts Center

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Providence Friars Odds


Northern Iowa travels to Providence on Saturday, hoping to boost its 4-1 record with a victory over the Friars.

The Panthers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Friars are 1-1 ATS. Northern Iowa is 1-3-1 against the total, while Providence is 1-1 versus the number.

View Northern Iowa vs Providence Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 250-rated Northern Iowa taking on the No. 281-rated Friars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-69 win for the Friars on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Providence has the nation's No. 155-rated offensive output, at 70.4 PPG. The visiting Panthers defense ranks No. 12 allowing on average 54.2 PPG. The Friars FG% has averaged 44% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Defensively, Northern Iowa features the nation's No. 33-rated defense on the road, allowing 51.5 points per game. Providence, meanwhile, comes in at No. 186 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Iowa, they were a 64-60 winner as they battled Rice at home. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Northern Iowa earned a 64-60 victory over Rice on Friday, getting 16 points from Deon Mitchell at South Padre Convention Center.

Providence was a 64-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as underdogs. The Friars got 21 points from Vincent Council, but it was Iowa State that prevailed in a 64-54 final on Friday at South Padre Convention Center.

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

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Holy Cross are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7

A few Panthers at Friars trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Providence is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Providence is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Providence is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Northern Iowa at Iowa State, Wednesday, November 30
Providence home to Holy Cross, Tuesday, November 29