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Bradley Northern Iowa Betting Preview

Northern Iowa PanthersBradley Braves
10-8January 22, 2014, 08:00 | Carver Arena7-12

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

The Braves currently sports a 7-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-11-1 ATS. The Panthers are 10-8 and 8-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Braves produce a 1-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Panthers have gone 11-5 against the number.

View Northern Iowa Panthers vs Bradley Braves Odds and Stats.

The Panthers were listed as -5.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 258 and the Panthers at No. 68 heading into this contest.

Northern Iowa was a 94-89 winner in their most recent outing at home against Missouri State. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. Nate Buss scored 26 points for Northern Iowa on Saturday, leading the Panthers to a 94-89 win over Missouri State at McLeod Center.

Last time out for Bradley, they were a 66-60 winner as they battled Southern Illinois at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Bradley earned a 66-60 victory over Southern Illinois on Friday, getting 16 points from Walt Lemon, Jr. at Carver Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Bradley's No. 242-ranked scoring average of 63.89 PPG, against a Panthers defense rated No. 106 and allowing 68.33 PPG. The Braves FG% has averaged 42.55% to date this season, less than the Panthers shooters have managed so far (45.49% per game).

Next up:
Northern Iowa at Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, January 25th
Bradley at Evansville, Sunday, January 26th