Northern Iowa vs. Louisville Odds
SEATTLE, WA (TheSpread) – The third round of the NCAA Tournament comes to close tonight at 9:40PM ET on TBS when No. 4 Louisville faces No. 5 Northern Iowa in the East Region.
Louisville is 25-8 on the season, 3-1 on a neutral floor and 11-19-2 against the spread. Northern Iowa is 31-3 overall, 7-0 on a neutral court and 20-9-3 against the spread. Northern Iowa is coming off a 71-54 win over Wyoming on Friday night. Louisville is coming off a 57-55 win over UC Irvine in the second round. These two last met in 2012 with Louisville getting a 51-46 win on the road.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Northern Iowa is actually the favorite in this game, as the Panthers are getting odds of -2.5 points against Louisville. The over/under total for the game has been set at 118.5 points. This game is being played from the KeyArena in Seattle.
Northern Iowa has won four straight and nine of its last 10 games entering today’s contest. The Panthers have also been strong against the spread, going 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games. NIU has also trended toward the over, hitting it in five of its last six games. Louisville is just 2-2 in its last four games and 5-4 in its last nine. The Cardinals have been struggling against the spread, going 2-7 ATS in their last nine. Louisville has trended toward the under, hitting it in six of its last eight.