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Sycamores face Northern Iowa Panthers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Indiana State SycamoresNorthern Iowa Panthers
Feb 22, 8:00 PM | McLeod Center

Indiana State Sycamores vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD19-10

The Northern Iowa Panthers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Indiana State Sycamores at McLeod Center on Tuesday in NCAAB play.

The Panthers bring a 19-10 record (7-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-13 Sycamores, who are 11-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Northern Iowa go 9-9-1 so far and the Sycamores go 11-9.

View Indiana State vs Northern Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Northern Iowa sat as 6-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers - Sycamores odds would favor the Sycamores if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northern Iowa is rated No. 221 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Indiana State is at No. 109. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-66 win for the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northern Iowa's No. 293-ranked offense, averaging 63.7 PPG, against a Sycamores defense that ranks No. 89 at 65 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, more than the Sycamores marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 186-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.3 points per game. Northern Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 275 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Indiana State was a 71-65 loser at home against Morehead State. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as favorites. Indiana State got 25 points and 11 rebounds from Dwayne Lathan in a losing cause in their 71-65 loss to Morehead State on Saturday.

Northern Iowa lost its last outing, a 77-71 result against George Mason on February 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. Kwadzo Ahelegbe scored 26 points for Northern Iowa on Saturday, but the Patriots managed a 77-71 victory over the Panthers at McLeod Center.

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Southern Illinois are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Creighton are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Sycamores at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
Indiana State is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Indiana State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games
Northern Iowa is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Northern Iowa is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Indiana State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northern Iowa's last 7 games when playing at home against Indiana State

Next up:
Indiana State home to Southern Illinois, Saturday, February 26
Northern Iowa at Creighton, Saturday, February 26