Indiana State vs. Northern Iowa - 2/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Iowa Panthers (20-2) at Indiana State Sycamores (11-11)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Hulman Center)
The Line: Indiana State Sycamores +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Iowa Panthers and Indiana Sycamores meet Tuesday night at the Hulman Center.
The Northern Iowa Panthers have won nine straight games and look to build on their conference lead. On the season, Northern Iowa is averaging 65 points on 48.2 percent shooting and is allowing 54.7 points on 37.8 percent shooting. Seth Tuttle is averaging 15.8 points and three assists while Wes Washpun is averaging 9.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. Deon Mitchell is dishing 2.2 assists and Nate Buss is shooting 49 percent from the field. The Northern Iowa Panthers have eight players averaging at least 5.2 points, and they’re shooting 71.5 percent from the line and 39 percent from deep. Defensively, Northern Iowa is allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in 10 straight games.
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The Indiana Sycamores have split their last six games and play their third ranked team. On the season, Indiana State is averaging 67.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting and is allowing 69.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Devonte Brown is averaging 12.8 points and 2.8 assists while Brenton Scott is averaging 11.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Khristian Smith is the third player averaging double-digit points and Justin Gant is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Indiana Sycamores have six players averaging at least 6.8 points, and they’re shooting 69.6 percent from the line and 35 percent from downtown. Defensively, Indiana State is allowing 39.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of its last eight games.
The Panthers are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Sycamores are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Panthers are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Indiana State and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Northern Iowa Panthers have been a money making machine ATS on the road this season and have done a solid job of covering the number overall. The Sycamores simply aren't the same team they've been the in the past despite also covering the number pretty well also. I look for the Panthers to win this by double digits.