Northern Iowa Panthers vs. Illinois State Redbirds: 2/26/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on February 26, 2021

The Illinois State Redbirds (7-15) are slight underdogs (by 3 points) to break a four-game home losing streak when they host the Northern Iowa Panthers (7-15) on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 9:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under set at 142.5 points.

Betting Information

Northern Iowa vs Illinois State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Northern Iowa -3 -113 -109 142.5 -110 -112 -156 128

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Total Facts

  • In eight of 22 outings (36.4%) this season, the Panthers and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 142.5 points.
  • Illinois State and its opponents have combined to score at least 142.5 points in nine of 22 opportunities (40.9%) this season.
  • These teams average a combined 141.1 points per game, 1.4 less points than the total of 142.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.7 more points per game (146.2) than this game’s total of 142.5 points.
  • The average point total in Panthers games this year is 2.3 less points than the total of 142.5 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Redbirds this year is 4.6 points higher than this game’s over/under.

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Northern Iowa Betting Information

  • The Panthers have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 4-16 record.
  • The Panthers have posted a losing record of 2-5 against the spread when the spread is -3 or higher.
  • Northern Iowa and its opponents have converted the over just 9 times in 20 (45%) games this season.

Illinois State Betting Information

  • The Redbirds have a 9-12 record against the spread, covering in only 42.9% of their matchups.
  • The Redbirds have fared well as a 3-point underdog, going 1-0 against the spread when they are at least 3-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Illinois State’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (11 out of 21 games, 52.4%).

Head to Head

Northern Iowa vs Illinois State (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/12/2020 Northern Iowa -13.5 140.5 -1275 +744 Regular Season 71-63 NIOWA
12/31/2019 Northern Iowa -5.5 134 -253 +203 Regular Season 76-70 ILLST
2/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-64 NIOWA
1/8/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 70-69 ILLST

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Northern Iowa Leaders

  • The Panthers leader in points and assists is Trae Berhow, who puts up 13.1 points per game to go with 3.2 assists.
  • Northern Iowa’s best rebounder is Austin Phyfe, who averages 7.1 boards per game in addition to his 11.8 PPG average.
  • Bowen Born leads the Panthers in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.9 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • The Northern Iowa leader in both steals and blocks is Nate Heise, who averages 1.1 takeaways and 0.7 rejections per game.

Illinois State Leaders

  • DJ Horne is the top scorer for the Redbirds with 14.8 points per game. He also adds 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game to his scoring output.
  • Dusan Mahorcic is at the top of the Redbirds rebounding leaderboard with 7.1 rebounds per game, and Josiah Strong leads the squad in assists with 2.8 per contest.
  • Horne provides the most three-point shooting production for the Redbirds. He knocks down 2.6 threes per game.
  • The Redbirds’ leader in steals is Horne with 1.4 per game, and Abdou Ndiaye is their leader in blocks with 1.6 per game.
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