Indiana State Sycamores vs. UNI Panthers Betting Prediction 01/07/20

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A nine-game home winning streak is on the line for the UNI Panthers (12-2, 1-1 MVC) when they welcome the Indiana State Sycamores (8-5, 1-1 MVC) to McLeod Center. The game begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Indiana State Sycamores vs. UNI Panthers Betting Odds

In their last game, the Panthers beat the Bradley Braves, 69-64, while the Sycamores fell to the Drake Bulldogs, 80-76.

The Panthers held the Braves to an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.5 (below their season average of 35.6) and had a free throw rate of 0.317 (above their season average of 0.217). Indiana State, meanwhile, held Drake to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.3 (below their season average of 26.1). AJ Green had a solid performance for UNI, recording 35 points. Tyreke Key, meanwhile was a key piece for Indiana State with 19 points and eight rebounds.

This was a highly contested series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Sycamores won the last contest 71-54. Indiana State’s free throw rate was their biggest advantage over UNI. The Sycamores had a rate of 0.216, while the Panthers posted a mark of 0.151. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

UNI could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their high-powered offense faces off against one of the worst defenses in the NCAA. The Panthers rank eighth in offensive efficiency, while Indiana State ranks 272nd in defensive efficiency. Furthermore, the Sycamores, who rank 316th in offensive rebounding percentage (22.9 percent), might struggle to get second chance points against the Panthers, who rank 51st in defensive rebounding percentage (75.7 percent).

Indiana State at UNI Odds Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – UNI, ATS Winner – UNI, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • UNI ranks 55th in three pointers attempted per game (25.6) while Indiana State ranks 226th (18.7).
  • The Panthers rank seventh in assists allowed per game (9.0) while the Sycamores rank 122nd (12.7).
  • UNI ranks 11th in blocks allowed per game (2.1) while Indiana State ranks 94th (3.3).
  • The Panthers rank 83rd in rebounds per game (38.4) while the Sycamores rank 246th (32.9).
  • Indiana State ranks 20th in steals allowed per game (5.0) while UNI ranks 157th (7.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Sycamores have scored an average of 78.2 points per game (5.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.8 points per game (0.8 below their season average).
  • The Panthers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.8, down from 12.0 for the season.