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NCAA Basketball Odds: Wichita State Shockers vs Northern Iowa Panthers

The Northern Iowa Panthers will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Wednesday when they play host to the Wichita State Shockers at McLeod Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Wichita State Shockers in this one, their betting line was listed as -5-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Wichita State Shockers vs Northern Iowa Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Northern Iowa Panthers are 10-9 overall and 8-10 ATS, while the Wichita State Shockers are 12-5 and 8-7 ATS. As for the betting totals, Northern Iowa boasts a 9-9 on the OU, and Wichita State is 8-7.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 5-rated Wichita State Shockers taking on the No. 136-rated Northern Iowa Panthers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northern Iowa's No. 178-ranked scoring average of 71.05 PPG, against a Wichita State Shockers defense rated No. 17 and allowing 62.76 PPG. The Northern Iowa Panthers FG% has averaged 47.1% to date this season, more than the Wichita State Shockers shooters have managed so far (42.42% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wichita State cruised to victory on Sunday, running Indiana State out of the gym and running up a 82-62 score at Charles Koch Arena.

Jeremy Morgan scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 51-41 to Loyola of Chicago at McLeod Center on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Wichita State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wichita State's last 5 games
  • Wichita State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 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 4 of Northern Iowa's last 6 games
  • Northern Iowa is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Wichita State home to Bradley, Saturday, January 23rd
Northern Iowa at Illinois State, Saturday, January 23rd