Northern Iowa Panthers vs. Indiana State Sycamores - 2/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana State Sycamores (13-15) at Northern Iowa Panthers (17-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm (McLeod Center)
The Line: Northern Iowa Panthers -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana State Sycamores will travel to play the Northern Iowa Panthers in a MVC game on Wednesday.
The Northern Iowa Panthers are 17-12 (9-7) and are coming off of a win against Illinois State by a score of 75-66. Northern Iowa has won 7 of their last 8 games and is currently 5th in the MVC standings. Northern Iowa is averaging 69.4 points per game while giving up 64.7 points per game. Northern Iowa is also averaging 29.9 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Wes Washpun is averaging 14 points per game and 5.6 assists per game for Northern Iowa. Matt Bohannon is averaging 12.5 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Panthers. Northern Iowa is shooting 75.1% on free throws, 38.5% on three-pointers, and 46.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Indiana State Sycamores are 13-15 (7-9) and are coming off of a loss to Wichita State by a score of 84-51. Indiana State has lost 5 games in a row and is currently tied for 6th in the MVC standings. Indiana State defeated Northern Iowa by a score of 74-60 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Indiana State is averaging 69.4 points per game while giving up 70.5 points per game. Indiana State is also averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game. Devonte Brown is averaging 15.8 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for Indiana State. Brenton Scott is averaging 15.1 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Sycamores. Indiana State is shooting 69.4% on free throws, 32.1% on three-pointers, and 40.1% on all field goal attempts.
Indiana State is 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games. Indiana State is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games. Northern Iowa is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games. Northern Iowa is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. The under is 7-2 in Northern Iowa’s last 9 home games. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Northern Iowa has been playing very well in their recent games, while Indiana State has struggled. Northern Iowa is the better defensive team, while Indiana State is the better rebounding team. Northern Iowa will be looking to beat Indiana State after losing in their first meeting. With the way the Panthers have been playing, I like them here.