Northern Iowa vs Indiana State: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 6, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 6, 2021 - Last Updated on February 10, 2021

The Indiana State Sycamores (9-4) will look to continue a six-game win streak when they hit the road to take on the Northern Iowa Panthers (4-8) on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at McLeod Center as only 2.5-point underdogs. The contest airs at 6:00 PM ET on ESPNU. The matchup has a point total of 141.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 6, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Sycamores (+2.5)

The model line is much more favorable to the Sycamores compared to the DraftKings line, a 5.0 point difference, and has them favored to win Saturday’s game outright. Put your money on the Sycamores.

Pick OU:
Under (141)

The model projects a total 1.9 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

Prediction: Indiana State 71, Northern Iowa 68

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Panthers’ average implied point total this season is 0.9 fewer points than their implied total in Saturday’s game (71.1 implied points on average compared to 72 implied points in this game).
  • Northern Iowa has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (72) five times this season.
  • The Sycamores’ average implied point total on the season (72.6 points) is 3.6 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (69 points).
  • This season, Indiana State has scored more than this game’s implied total of 69 points six times.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Northern Iowa and Indiana State Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 2.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Panthers 2-8 1-2 6-4
Sycamores 8-3-1 4-1 3-9

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Northern Iowa

Indiana State
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/31/2021 Southern Illinois Loss 71-68 2/1/2021 Bradley Win 67-55
1/30/2021 Southern Illinois Win 74-62 1/31/2021 Bradley Win 60-57
1/25/2021 Coe Win 70-60 1/26/2021 Southern Illinois Win 71-59
1/17/2021 Loyola Chicago Loss 88-46 1/25/2021 Southern Illinois Win 69-66
1/16/2021 Loyola Chicago Loss 72-57 1/17/2021 Illinois State Win 74-68

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