Free CBB Hoops Prediction: Shockers vs Panthers Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the Wichita State Shockers taking on the Northern Iowa Panthers on Wednesday January 20th at the McLeod Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
Wichita State Shockers vs. Northern Iowa Panthers
Date: Wednesday January 20th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: McLeod Center – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Wichita State -7
CBB Betting Total: 129.5
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When it comes to the Valley it does not get any better Wichita State vs. Northern Iowa.
The weird thing is that the Panthers have really struggled in the league this season taking some lustre off this highly anticipated matchup.
Wichita State Shockers:
The Shockers may have had some early season stumbles but they seem to have found their stride and are sitting atop the Missouri Valley standings and have won seven in a row.
I am not saying Final Four but they might not lose again in the regular season.
The key will be healthy as Wichita State saw first hand what it meant to lose someone critical when Fred VanVleet was hurt early in the season.
When healthy the backcourt of VanVleet and Ron Baker is as good as any in America. I would give them a B for their season so far but when they are at A level this team can beat anybody. Van Vleet is coming off a 29 point game, his best of the season.
The Shockers are still looking to get more consistency from their inside people but I don’t expect that to be exposed in this one.
Northern Iowa Panthers:
Good luck figuring out Northern Iowa, they have beaten North Carolina and Iowa State but they are just 2-4 in the Valley this season. In their last game they scored just 41 points at home in a loss to Loyola-Chicago.
It is hard to pin down the exact root of the problem but essentially it is bad offense. In three of their league losses they have scored 60 points or less. In those high profile wins they average 76. Go figure.
The Panthers are pretty good in the backcourt too with four players scoring in double figures led by Wes Washpun. Jeremy Morgan is an underrated marksman from deep.
Like WSU they are limited in what they can expect up front. Bennett Koch is carrying on the family tradition but his numbers are not as good as his brothers. At least not yet.
With those big wins this team should have confidence but Shockers are always tough to beat.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Wichita State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wichita State’s last 5 games on the road
Wichita State is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Northern Iowa
- Northern Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Northern Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Iowa’s last 6 games
Free CBB Prediction:
I was not on Northern Iowa early though I did get burned but Wichita State early. Hopefully I am going to make it back late.
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The Shockers are the play on the road here but you can take a pass if you like.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Wichita State 75 – Northern Iowa 70
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