The Bradley Braves (23-8, 16-4 MVC) will try to build on a 10-game winning streak when hosting the Northern Iowa Panthers (14-17, 9-11 MVC) on Friday, March 3, 2023 at Enterprise Center. This game is at 1:00 PM ET on ESPN+.
The Braves are currently strong 10-point favorites against the Panthers. The game has a point total of 134.5.
Bradley vs. Northern Iowa Odds
Point Spread for Bradley vs. Northern Iowa
The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with bookmakers listing Bradley as the favorite.
Bradley vs. Northern Iowa Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Bradley has -566 odds to pick up the win, while Northern Iowa is listed at +418 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 134.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: St. Louis, Missouri
- Arena: Enterprise Center
Bradley vs. Northern Iowa Betting Trends
Bradley has 19 wins against the spread in 30 games this year. The Braves have won in 20, or 87%, of the 23 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Bradley’s games this year have hit the over on 14 of 30 set point totals.
Northern Iowa is 14-16-0 against the spread this year. The Panthers are 3-13 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 18.8% of those games). Northern Iowa’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 60% of the time (18 out of 30 games with a set point total).
Bradley vs. Northern Iowa Key Players to Watch
Malevy Leons puts up 11.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest. At the other end, he posts 1.6 steals and 1.5 blocked shots. Rienk Mast leads his squad in both points (14) and rebounds (8) per game, and also puts up 2.5 assists. Defensively, he delivers 0.7 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Duke Deen leads his team in assists per contest (2.9), and also posts 9.8 points and 2.4 rebounds. Defensively, he delivers 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Connor Hickman averages 8.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, shooting 39.6% from the floor and 36.9% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game.
Tytan Anderson paces the Panthers in rebounding (8.6 per game), and puts up 12.7 points and 1.8 assists. He also posts 1.4 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Michael Duax gives the Panthers 10.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest. He also puts up 1.3 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Trey Campbell gives the Panthers 7.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest. He also delivers 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Bradley Braves
Bradley has put together a 14-6-0 ATS record in conference play so far this year. The Braves have been carried by their defense, as they rank 13th-best in college basketball by giving up only 61.3 points per game. They rank 182nd in college basketball in points scored (71.5 per contest). Bradley ranks 92nd in college basketball with 33.3 boards per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 75th with 29.3 rebounds allowed per contest.
Bradley ranks 88th in the country with 8.2 treys per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 47th with a 36.9% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Braves are 85th in the country with 6.5 treys allowed per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 41st with a 31.1% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.
The Braves have an 8-2 record against the spread while going 10-0 overall over their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Bradley has hit the over five times. On the offensive side of the ball, Bradley has picked up its output a little bit over its last 10 games, scoring 72.6 points per contest over that span compared to the 71.5 it has put up over the course of this year. Bradley has been slightly better on the defensive end of the floor of late, allowing 61 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 61.3 it has conceded per game this season.
What you need to know about the Northern Iowa Panthers
Northern Iowa has compiled a 10-11-0 ATS record so far this year in conference games. At 70.3 points scored per game and 69.9 points allowed, the Panthers are 208th in college basketball on offense and 176th on defense. In 2022-23, Northern Iowa is 285th in the nation in rebounds (29.8 per game) and 108th in rebounds conceded (29.9).
Beyond the arc, Northern Iowa is 176th in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (7.5). It is 191st in 3-point percentage at 34.1%. Defensively, the Panthers are ninth-worst in the nation in 3-pointers allowed per game at 9.3. They are 289th in 3-point percentage allowed at 35.5%.
The Panthers are 3-7 against the spread and 2-8 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 games, Northern Iowa has hit the over eight times. Over its last 10 games, Northern Iowa is tallying 69.8 points per contest, compared to its season average of 70.3. The Panthers have performed worse defensively over their past 10 games, allowing 77.4 points per contest, 7.5 more points their than season average of 69.9.
Bradley vs. Northern Iowa Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is Bradley, and we predict that Bradley will cover the spread (Bradley -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 134.5 points.
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