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Diamond Head Classic - Northern Iowa Panthers vs Washington State Cougars Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Northern Iowa looks to cover the Panthers-Cougars pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 7-3 mark when they host Washington State in college basketball betting action.

Washington State Cougars vs Northern Iowa Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Northern Iowa Panthers battles the Washington State Cougars, currently sitting with a 7-3 mark (5-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 6-4 for the Northern Iowa Panthers and 5-4 for the Washington State Cougars.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 77 (Northern Iowa) and the No. 68 (Washington State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Iowa has the nation's No. 134-rated offensive output, at 74.73 PPG. The visiting Washington State Cougars defense ranks No. 140 allowing on average 70.2 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 50% so far, more than the Northern Iowa Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.71% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington State was run off the court by the Sooners on Tuesday as Oklahoma routed them 88-60 at Stan Sheriff Center.

Jeremy Morgan scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 68-52 to Hawaii at Stan Sheriff Center on Wednesday).

Next Betting Matchups

Washington State home to USC, Friday, January 1st
Northern Iowa at Bradley, Wednesday, December 30th