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NCAA Basketball Odds: Southern Illinois Salukis vs Northern Iowa Panthers

The Southern Illinois Salukis will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Panthers in Northern Iowa at McLeod Center on Sunday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Northern Iowa Panthers as -4-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Northern Iowa Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 11-11 and 9-12 ATS Northern Iowa Panthers will face the 18-4 Southern Illinois Salukis, who own a 12-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Northern Iowa Panthers are 10-11 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Southern Illinois Salukis are 13-7.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 127-ranked Northern Iowa Panthers and the No. 61-rated Southern Illinois Salukis in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northern Iowa's No. 193-ranked scoring average of 70 PPG, against a Southern Illinois Salukis defense rated No. 109 and allowing 69.36 PPG. The Northern Iowa Panthers FG% has averaged 46.52% to date this season, less than the Southern Illinois Salukis shooters have managed so far (47.4% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Salukis wasted a 30-point performance from Anthony Beane, Jr. in losing to Evansville 85-78 on Thursday at SIU Arena.

Northern Iowa earned a 68-50 victory over Bradley on Wednesday, getting 28 points from Paul Jesperson at Carver Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Southern Illinois is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northern Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northern Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 7 games
  • Northern Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois at Wichita State, Wednesday, February 3rd
Northern Iowa at Evansville, Wednesday, February 3rd