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Drake BulldogsNorthern Iowa Panthers
10-5January 11, 2014, 08:00 | McLeod Center8-7



College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Bulldogs of Drake hit the hard court against the Panthers of Northern Iowa.

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

View Drake Bulldogs vs Northern Iowa Panthers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Northern Iowa in this one found them as -8-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 64-rated Drake taking on the No. 155-rated Panthers in this contest.

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Last time out for Drake, they were a 77-73 loser as they battled Indiana State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Richard Carter scored 29 points for Drake on Wednesday, but the Sycamores managed a 77-73 victory over the Bulldogs at Knapp Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 153 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.53 per game. That compares with Northern Iowa’s No. 162 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northern Iowa is college basketball's No. 55-ranked team at 7.6 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 54 with 7.6 per game.

A few Bulldogs at Panthers trends to consider:
Drake is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Drake is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Drake is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Drake's last 6 games on the road
Northern Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Northern Iowa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games
Northern Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Drake at Loyola of Chicago, Wednesday, January 15th
Northern Iowa at Southern Illinois, Tuesday, January 14th

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