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Northern Iowa favored by 9 against Bradley on Sunday

Northern Iowa PanthersBradley Braves
Jan 15, 2:00 PM | Carver Arena

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Bradley Braves Odds

13-5TEAM RECORD5-13

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Sunday when the Panthers of Northern Iowa hit the hard court against the Braves of Bradley.

The Braves bring a 5-13 record (7-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-5 Panthers, who are 10-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Bradley go 10-6 so far and the Panthers go 8-8-1.

View Northern Iowa vs Bradley Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Braves as 9-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Braves sit at No. 274 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 64 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Panthers will win this game 74-58.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Bradley's No. 258-ranked offense, averaging 64.2 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 38 at 60.4 PPG. The Braves field goal percentage has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, Northern Iowa features the nation's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.4 points per game. Bradley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 285 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Iowa won its last outing, a 61-60 result against Missouri State on January 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite. Anthony James scored 23 points leading the Panthers to a 61-60 victory over Missouri State at McLeod Center on Friday.

Bradley lost its last outing, a 78-41 result against Wichita State on January 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 21-point underdog. Bradley was run off the court by the Shockers on Friday as Wichita State routed them 78-41 at Charles Koch Arena.

Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Wichita State are 7-3
After playing Missouri State are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Evansville are 5-5
After playing Wichita State are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Panthers at Braves trends to consider:
Northern Iowa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Bradley
Northern Iowa is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Bradley
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Bradley's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bradley's last 5 games at home
Bradley is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Northern Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bradley's last 6 games when playing Northern Iowa

Next up:
Northern Iowa home to Wichita State, Wednesday, January 18
Bradley at Evansville, Wednesday, January 18

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