Missouri State Bears (4-0) at Northern Iowa Panthers (1-5)
College Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm (McLeod Center)
The Line: Northern Iowa Panthers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Missouri State Bears and Northern Iowa Panthers meet Monday in college basketball action at the McLeod Center.
The Missouri State Bears look for another win to build on their 4-0 record. The Missouri State Bears are averaging 84 points on 51.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Isiaih Mosley is averaging 19 points and 5.3 rebounds while Gaige Prim is averaging 18.7 points and 6.7 rebounds. Ja’Monta Black is the third double-digit scorer and Jared Ridder is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Missouri State Bears are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.7 percent from the free throw line. The Missouri State Bears are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game.
The Northern Iowa Panthers need a win here to rebound from a 1-5 record. The Northern Iowa Panthers are averaging 77.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 44 percent shooting. AJ Green is averaging 22.3 points and 5.7 rebounds while Trae Berhow is averaging 16 points and six rebounds. Bowen Born is the third double-digit scorer and Noah Carter is grabbing four rebounds. The Northern Iowa Panthers are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Iowa Panthers are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game.
The Bears are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 16-5 in Bears last 21 overall. The over is 19-9 in Panthers last 28 overall. The road team is 32-14-1 ATS in the last 47 meetings.
The Northern Iowa Panthers have won five of the last six meetings against Missouri State, but it was the Bears won won yesterdays game by a score of 79-59 as 5.5 point underdogs. The Missouri State Bears have also been covering machines dating back toward the end of last year, which includes covers in 15 of their last 21 road games. Northern Iowa should be favored for obvious reasons, but I want the free bucket.