Northern Iowa vs. Evansville - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Evansville Aces (9-20) at Northern Iowa Panthers (23-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:00 pm (McLeod Center)
The Line: Northern Iowa Panthers -17 -- Over/Under: 137.5
The Evansville Purple Aces and Northern Iowa Panthers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the McLeod Center.
The Evansville Purple Aces look for their first win since December 21. The Evansville Purple Aces are averaging 67.9 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. DeAndre Williams is averaging 15.8 points and 2.6 assists while K.J. Riley is averaging 12.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Sam Cunliffe is the third double-digit scorer and Artur Labinowicz is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Evansville Purple Aces are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Evansville Purple Aces are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.7 rebounds per game. The Evansville Purple Aces haven’t won a road game since December 14.
The Northern Iowa Panthers look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Northern Iowa Panthers are averaging 75.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.1 points on 41.8 percent shooting. AJ Green is averaging 19.8 points and 3.2 rebounds while Trae Berhow is averaging 13.2 points and 5.6 rebounds. Austin Phyfe is the third double-digit scorer and Spencer Haldeman is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Northern Iowa Panthers are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Iowa Panthers are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Northern Iowa Panthers haven’t lost a home game this season.
The road team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Northern Iowa Panthers already beat Evansville on the road by 12 points earlier this month, and now they get them at home where they win by an average fo 14.5 points while shooting 48.9 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from deep. The Northern Iowa Panthers are 8-4-1 against the spread at home and 17-8-1 against the spread on the season. The Evansville Purple Aces continue to pile up the losses, and they're just 10-16-2 against the spread, so you're not even making money with them in the underdog role. It's the Northern Iowa Panthers or pass.