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Missouri Valley Tournament - Southern Illinois Salukis visit Northern Iowa Panthers in NCAA College Basketball Betting

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Scottrade Center Friday as the Northern Iowa Panthers look to beat the odds vs the Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Northern Iowa Panthers in this one found them listed as -4.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Salukis was expected to move the line.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Northern Iowa Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Iowa Panthers bring a 19-12 record (17-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 22-9 Salukis, who are 15-14 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Northern Iowa go 13-17 so far and the Southern Illinois Salukis go 16-13.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 41-ranked Northern Iowa Panthers and the No. 84-rated Southern Illinois Salukis in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Southern Illinois Salukis rank No. 179 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.35 per game. That compares with Northern Iowa’s No. 259 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northern Iowa is college basketball's No. 47-ranked team at 8.39 per game, while the Southern Illinois Salukis rate No. 157 with 6.74 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Salukis got 19 points from Anthony Beane, Jr. as Southern Illinois ran past Missouri State 78-68 on Saturday at SIU Arena.

The Panthers got 14 points from Wes Washpun as Northern Iowa ran past Evansville 54-52 on Saturday at Ford Center.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Southern Illinois is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Southern Illinois's last 9 games
  • Southern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northern Iowa
  • Northern Iowa is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Northern Iowa is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games
  • Northern Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Southern Illinois