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Northern Iowa Panthers vs Drake Bulldogs Odds
The Drake Bulldogs will be trying to slam the Northern Iowa Panthers on Saturday when the teams tip off at Knapp Center in college betting action.
The Bulldogs sit at 11-14 (11-11-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Panthers are currently 15-11 (12-11-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Drake is 14-6-2 OU, and Northern Iowa is 9-13 OU.
Bettors looking to side with Drake in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 243 and the Panthers sitting at No. 120. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 74-66 result in favor of the Panthers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Drake's No. 69-ranked offense, averaging 72.2 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 46 at 60.7 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Iowa owns the country's No. 99-rated mark, allowing 66.5 points per game on the highway. Drake, on the other hand, rates No. 73 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Northern Iowa was a 61-54 winner at home against Creighton. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Northern Iowa earned a 61-54 victory over Creighton on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Jake Koch at McLeod Center.
In their last action, Drake was a 71-56 loser on the road against Wichita State. They earned a push of the 15-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs endured a 71-56 loss at the hands of the Shockers on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Ben Simons at Charles Koch Arena.
Northern Iowa Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Missouri State are 7-3
After playing Creighton are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Bradley are 4-6
After playing Wichita State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Panthers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 6 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 2-4-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Drake's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Drake's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Drake's last 15 games when playing Northern Iowa
Drake is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home
Northern Iowa at Missouri State, Tuesday, February 19
Drake home to Bradley, Wednesday, February 20