Northern Iowa Panthers vs. Southern Illinois Salukis: 1/30/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 30, 2021

The Southern Illinois Salukis (6-2) are just 1-point underdogs as they attempt to continue a four-game home winning streak when they square off against the Northern Iowa Panthers (3-7) on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at SIU Arena. The game airs at 4:00 PM ET. The matchup’s over/under is set at 142.

Betting Information

Northern Iowa vs Southern Illinois Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Northern Iowa -1 -109 -112 142 -109 -112 -115 -106

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Computer picks for Northern Iowa vs Southern Illinois
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Southern Illinois (+1) Under (142) Southern Illinois 73 Northern Iowa 69

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Total Facts

  • The Panthers and their opponents have combined for 142 points — this matchup’s point total — in six of 10 opportunities (60%) this year.
  • Southern Illinois has combined with its opponents to score more than 142 points in four of eight opportunities (50%) this year.
  • The Panthers and the Salukis combine to average 5.1 more points per game than the over/under of 142 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 140.5 points per game, 1.5 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
  • The Panthers average point total in matchups this year is 145.1, 3.1 points higher than the total in this game.
  • Salukis games this year have averaged an over/under of 142.5 points, 0.5 more than the point total in this matchup.

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Northern Iowa Betting Information

  • Northern Iowa has struggled against the spread, going 1-7 on the year.
  • The Panthers have posted a losing record of 1-2 against the spread when the spread is -1 or higher.
  • More often than not, Northern Iowa and its foes have united to reach the over, cashing in on 5 of 8 chances this season.

Southern Illinois Betting Information

  • Southern Illinois has a winning record against the spread, going 5-1-1 ATS (covering 71.4% of the time).
  • When they are at least 1-point underdogs, the Salukis have fared well, going 2-0-1 against the spread.
  • Southern Illinois has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 57.1% of matchups this season (4 out of 7 contests).

Head to Head

Northern Iowa vs Southern Illinois (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/23/2020 Northern Iowa -10.5 128.5 -685 +471 Regular Season 64-52 NIOWA
1/22/2020 Northern Iowa -5.5 126.5 -251 +196 Regular Season 68-66 SILL
1/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 70-62 SILL
1/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 58-51 SILL

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Northern Iowa Leaders

  • Trae Berhow leads the Panthers in points and assists per game, scoring 12.7 points and distributing 3.4 assists.
  • Austin Phyfe leads Northern Iowa in rebounding, grabbing 7.0 boards per game while also scoring 11.9 points a contest.
  • Bowen Born makes more threes per game than any other member of the Panthers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.0 per contest.
  • The Northern Iowa steals leader is Nate Heise, who averages 1.1 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Phyfe, who compiles 0.9 rejections per contest.

Southern Illinois Leaders

  • Marcus Domask sits at the top of the Salukis scoring leaderboard with 16.3 points per game. He also grabs 4.5 rebounds and averages 3.2 assists per game.
  • Southern Illinois’ leader in rebounds is Ben Harvey with 4.7 per game, and its leader in assists is Lance Jones with 3.3 per game.
  • Trent Brown leads his teammates on the Salukis with 2.1 made threes per game.
  • The Salukis’ leader in steals is Jones with 1.8 per game, and Domask is their leader in blocks with 1.0 per game.
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