The Northern Iowa Panthers (12-12, 8-6 MVC) will be trying to snap their two-game road losing streak when they face the Evansville Purple Aces (4-21, 0-14 MVC) on Wednesday night. The Panthers are coming off a 77-69 loss to Bradley as 2.5-point underdogs. The Purple Aces are coming off a 70-61 loss to UIC as nine-point underdogs.
Northern Iowa is 8-2 in its last 10 games against Evansville.
Panthers Trying To Snap Three-Game Losing StreakThe Panthers aren’t playing well at the moment and come into this game on a three-game losing streak. They will try to snap their streak with a win over the Purple Aces, which will give them their eighth win in their last 12 games.
Northern Iowa is averaging 69.4 points per game. They scored 69 points in their last game, making 47.1 percent of their field goals and 26.9 percent of their three-pointers.
James Betz led the Panthers with 16 points and six rebounds. Michael Duax finished with 14 points and four steals, while Bowen Born added 11 points and four assists.
Northern Iowa has played well defensively, giving up 69 points per game. They gave up 77 points in their last game and will have to do a better job if they want to get the win.
Purple Aces Trying To Snap 12-Game Losing StreakThe Purple Aces have struggled for most of the season and enter this game on a 12-game losing streak. They will try to put an end to their losing streak with a win over the Panthers, which will give them their first conference win of the season.
Evansville is averaging 62.3 points per game. They scored 61 points in their last game, making 33.3 percent of their field goals and 19 percent of their three-pointers.
Kenny Strawbridge Jr. led the Purple Aces with 20 points and four rebounds. Marvin Coleman II finished with 10 points, five rebounds, and three assists, while Antoine Smith Jr. added 10 points, five rebounds, and two assists.
Evansville has struggled defensively, giving up 75.5 points per game. They gave up 70 points in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to win this game.
Sekou Kalle (Shoulder) is questionable for this game.
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Full-Game Side Bet
The Panthers have won seven of their last 11 games. They don’t have a high-scoring offense, but they are playing well at the moment, scoring more than 73 points per game in their last three games. They also took advantage of their opportunities at the charity stripe, making over 77 percent of their free throws during that span. They rebound the ball well and they’re aggressive on the offensive glass, which will lead to more scoring chances. They also do a good job protecting the ball and won’t give the Purple Aces a lot of easy-scoring opportunities. The Purple Aces aren’t very good defensively and they played worse in recent games, giving up more than 77 points per game in their last three games, so expect them to have a hard time slowing down the Panthers in this game.
The Purple Aces have lost 12 straight games and six straight home games. They aren’t very good offensively and they don’t play much better at home where they are scoring less than 65 points per game. They’ve also struggled at the free throw line, making less than 65 percent of their shots. They don’t rebound the ball as well as the Panthers and won’t get a lot of extra-scoring opportunities against them. They’ve also been careless with the ball, which will lead to easy-scoring opportunities for the Panthers, who average more than six steals per game on the road. The Panthers have played well defensively this season, holding opponents under 70 points per game, so expect them to keep Evansville’s offense in check. Go with Northern Iowa to cover the spread.
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Full-Game Total Pick
The Panthers are averaging 69.4 points per game and 69.5 points per game on the road. They averaged 73 points per game in their last three games against the Purple Aces. They play at a slow pace, averaging 69.4 possessions per game, and they’re facing a team that is giving up 75 points per game at home, so expect them to go over their average in this game. The Purple Aces are averaging 62.3 points per game and 64 points per game at home. They averaged 58.3 points per game in their last three games against the Panthers. They play at a faster pace, averaging 71.2 possessions per game, and they’re facing a team that is giving up 71.6 points per game on the road, so expect them to score enough points to push the score over the total.