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Missouri State at Northern Iowa 1/29/20 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Game Northern Iowa Panthers vs Missouri State Bears
Date & Time Wednesday January 29, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Mcleod Center Cedar Falls, IA
Latest odds
NIOWA -9.5 Total 136
TV Channel
ESPN+

The Missouri State Bears visit McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Wednesday to play the Northern Iowa Panthers. Missouri State fell to 10-11 overall and 4-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference following its 71-69 loss to the Drake Bulldogs. Keandre Cook missed a 3-point shot at the buzzer as the Bears fell by two points.

Keandre Cook is the leading scorer for Missouri State with an average of 15.4 points per game. Tulio Da Silva is the third leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 9.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, while Tyrik Dixon is the leader in assists with an average of 3.6 per game.

Northern Iowa improved to 17-3 overall and 6-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference following its 67-62 overtime victory against Loyola-Chicago. Trae Berhow scored Northern Iowa's first five points during overtime and finished with 11 points to go along with a career-best 12 rebounds in helping lead the Panthers to the victory and keeping Northern Iowa in first place in the MVC.

AJ Green is the leading scorer and leader in assists for Northern Iowa with averages of 19.2 points and 3.1 assists per game. Austin Phyfe is the third leading scorer and leading rebounder for the Panthers with averages of 10.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Northern Iowa has three players averaging double-figures in scoring.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Missouri State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Bears last 6
  • Northern Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Panthers last 5
Free Pick:
Northern Iowa Panthers -9.5

Northern Iowa sits atop the Missouri Valley Conference with a conference record of 6-2 and has won six of its last seven straight up. The Panthers are 7-4 ATS over their last 11 played on their home court. Northern Iowa will be looking for a bit of revenge as one of its two losses in conference play was to Missouri State on January 11th as the Bears routed the Panthers 80-57. Final Score Prediction, Northern Iowa Panthers win and cover ATS 78-65.

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