Northern Iowa Panthers (3-7) vs. Towson Tigers (8-3)
December 17, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Towson Tigers -6.5 / Northern Iowa Panthers +6.5; Over/Under: +133.5
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The Northern Iowa Panthers and Towson Tigers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the United Center. The Northern Iowa Panthers look for their fourth win. The Towson Tigers look for their ninth win.
The Northern Iowa Panthers are averaging 69.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Bowen Born is averaging 19 points and 2.9 assists, while Tytan Anderson is averaging 12.9 points and 9.2 rebounds. Nate Heise is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Duax is dishing 1.1 assists. The Northern Iowa Panthers are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.6 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Iowa Panthers are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game.
The Towson Tigers are averaging 70.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Nicolas Timberlake is averaging 16 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Cameron Holden is averaging 15.7 points and 4.6 assists. Charles Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Jason Gibson is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Towson Tigers are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Towson Tigers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game.
The Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Tigers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 games following a ATS loss. The under is 8-1 in Tigers last 9 neutral site games.
The Towson Tigers are simply the more talented team and have been better at both ends of the floor. The Northern Iowa Panthers have also had issues on the road, where they’re losing by an average of 14 points and shooting 33.9 percent from the field. The line is reasonable. Give me Towson in a comfortable victory.