Evansville vs. Northern Iowa - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Evansville vs. Northern Iowa - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Northern Iowa Panthers (18-3) at Evansville Aces (9-13)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Ford Center)

The Line: Evansville Aces +12.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Northern Iowa Panthers and Evansville Purple Aces meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Ford Center.

The Northern Iowa Panthers look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Northern Iowa Panthers are averaging 77.4 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 41.7 percent shooting. AJ Green is averaging 19.7 points and 3.1 rebounds while Trae Berhow is averaging 13.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. Austin Phyfe is dishing 1.8 assists and Spencer Haldeman is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Northern Iowa Panthers are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Iowa Panthers are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Northern Iowa Panthers have won five of their last seven road games.

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The Evansville Purple Aces need to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Evansville Purple Aces are averaging 69.4 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 46 percent shooting. DeAndre Williams is averaging 16.9 points and 2.9 assists while K.J. Riley is averaging 11.8 points and 3.9 rebounds. Sam Cunliffe is the third double-digit scorer and Artur Labinowicz is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Evansville Purple Aces are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Evansville Purple Aces are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game. The Evansville Purple Aces have lost four straight home games.

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The Northern Iowa Panthers have been one of the more consistent teams in the country, as they not only pile up the SU victories and have shown they can win on the road, but they're 13-5-1 ATS on the season and 5-2 ATS on the road. The Evansville Purple Aces aren't the same team that beat Kentucky a couple months ago, as they've lost nine straight, are 7-14 ATS on the season and are losing their last five games by an average fo 13.8 points and shooting just 37.3 percent from the field. I have no choice but to eat the number with the Northern Iowa Panthers.

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Randy’s Pick Northern Iowa Panthers -12.5

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