Illinois State Redbirds vs Northern Iowa Panthers 3-4-22

Illinois State Redbirds vs Northern Iowa Panthers 3/4/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Illinois State Redbirds vs Northern Iowa Panthers 3/4/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Illinois State Redbirds will go against the Northern Iowa Panthers in a Missouri Valley Conference clash in Enterprise Center Saint Louis, MO, on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 9:00 PM (EST).

 

Following a rout of Indiana State in the regular-season finale, Illinois State faced a stiffer battle from the Sycamores in the MVC Tournament opener on Thursday but ultimately triumphed in a low-scoring rock fight.

 

With 11:45 remaining, the Redbirds trailed by as many as 10 points, but Abdou Ndiyae’s jumper with 2:24 remaining handed Illinois State the advantage for good.

 

With 15 points, Antonio Reeves topped the Redbirds, while Howard Fleming Jr. had 7 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. Although the match was not spectacular offensively, Illinois State won by holding the Sycamores to 36.5 percent shooting from the field and 14 turnovers.

 

The Redbirds are 17-13 against the spread and covered 5 of their past six matches, including a massive underdog victory against Northern Iowa. Illinois State has a terrific 18-12 over/under record, even though its MVC Tournament opener on Thursday fell far under the betting total of 142.5 points.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Illinois State’s last 7 matches.
  • The University of Illinois State Redbirds is 0-6 SU in their last 6 matches against Northern Iowa.
  • Illinois State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 matches in the Missouri Valley Conference.

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Illinois State Redbirds vs Northern Iowa Panthers Predictions 3/4/2022

 

After a disappointing non-conference season, the Panthers rebounded with nine victories in their final ten matches, including an instant classic versus Loyola Chicago last weekend that sealed the regular-season title.

 

Northern Iowa faltered defensively early in the second half after dominating by as many as 11 points in the first, falling 69-60 with 12:19 left, but A.J. Green tied the game twice in the last 1:11 of regulation to force overtime, which the Panthers won 15-9.

 

Green finished the regular season with 32 points and seven rebounds, while Noah Carter had 24 points and 7 rebounds. The Panthers’ offense was unstoppable, shooting 52.6 percent from the field and going 35 for 42 from the free-throw line.

 

Northern Iowa finished the regular season with a 13-14 record against the spread, covering in all three of its matches, including big victories against Loyola Chicago and Missouri State. After their last three matches, all went above the betting total, the Panthers have a terrific 17-10 record on overs.

 

  • The University of Northern Iowa Panthers is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Northern Iowa’s last 6 matches against Illinois State.
  • Northern Iowa is 9-1 SU in their last 10 matches in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Northern Iowa Panthers. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Illinois State Redbirds. Since parting ways with head coach Dan Muller six matches ago, the Redbirds looked like an entirely different club, playing some of the best in the MVC Panthers down to the wire.

 

Northern Iowa has some obvious problems, even after capturing the regular-season title, and the Redbirds must be confident after prevailing on Thursday despite a typically formidable offense suffering so much.

 

The Redbirds’ two-point defeat to Northern Iowa wasn’t their only remarkable performance down the stretch, as they also battled Bradley and Loyola Chicago while putting in a far better defensive effort.

 

Although capturing this game outright would be a stretch, Illinois State can cover again against Northern Iowa in a conference tournament that is known for producing unexpected results year after year. The Illinois State Redbirds will win to a predicted score of 74-66.

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 9:00 PM (EST)

 

Location: Enterprise Center Saint Louis, MO

 

Date: Friday, March 4, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

NCAAB Odds: Illinois State Redbirds -7.5

 

NCAAB Totals: 139.5

 

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