Looking to win big? The Panthers and Sycamores face off at 3:30 ET on CBSS. The Sycamores are hosting the game at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO. This Missouri Valley conference matchup has an over/under of 151.5 points, and Indiana State is favored to win by -7.5 at home vs. Northern Iowa.


The Pick: Northern Iowa Panthers +7.5

This game will be played at Enterprise Center at 3:30 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Sycamores.
  • Even though we have Indiana State winning straight-up, we like Northern Iowa at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can The Panthers Secure a Road Victory?

As an underdog this season, Northern Iowa has gone 7-8, and they will be getting 7.5 points on the road against Indiana State. The Panthers have gone 19-13 overall this year, including a 13-8 record in Missouri Valley Conference play. They have won four straight games, and their road record this season is 7-9.

Recently, the Panthers have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games on the road, and they are coming off a 67-62 win over Belmont. So far this season, they have been the underdog in 15 of their 32 games.

As the underdog this season, Northern Iowa has gone 8-7 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-9, including a 2-1 mark in their last 3 road games and a 6-4 mark in their last 10 road games. Overall, the Panthers’ ATS record is 16-15 this season.

So far this season, the over/under record for Northern Iowa games is 14-17. The average scoring total in their games this season is 143.8, which is just slightly below the average over/under line in their games of 143.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Northern Iowa offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against Belmont. Their field goal percentage for the game was 33.3%, and they made 4 threes. Leading Northern Iowa in scoring vs. Belmont was Tytan Anderson with his 19 points. Jacob Hutson also added 14 points for the Panthers.

On defense, Northern Iowa is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 70.4 points per game. The Northern Iowa defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 62 points and allowed Belmont to connect on 4 threes.

Does Indiana State Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

Indiana State has been fantastic at home this season, going 14-1 with an average scoring margin of +19.8 points per game. They have won three straight at home and nine of their last 10.

The Sycamores are favored by 7.5 points today and have been the favorite in 27 of their 32 games this year. They are 25-2 as the favorite compared to 1-3 as the underdog.

As the favorite this season, Indiana State has gone 17-9-1 vs. the spread. Their home ATS mark is 10-4-1, and their last 10 games as the favorite have resulted in a 5-4-1 ATS record.

Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is in line with the average over/under line in Indiana State’s games this season (155.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points, which is slightly below today’s line.

The Indiana State offense is coming off a game where they scored 75 points against Missouri State. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.4% and connected on 10 threes. The top scorer for the Sycamores was Ryan Conwell with 20 points, while Robbie Avila also chipped in with 14 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Indiana State defense is giving up an average of 71.6 points per contest. Indiana State’s three-point defense is currently 91st in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.6% of their shots vs. Indiana State.