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NCAA Basketball Odds: Drake Bulldogs vs Northern Iowa Panthers

The Northern Iowa Panthers will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Sunday when they play host to the Drake Bulldogs at McLeod Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Northern Iowa sat as -7-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Drake Bulldogs vs Northern Iowa Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Iowa Panthers sport a record of 5-11 and 3-12 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Drake Bulldogs have 5-12 and 6-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-6 for the Northern Iowa Panthers and 11-3 for the Drake Bulldogs.

The Northern Iowa Panthers sit at No. 238 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Drake Bulldogs sit at No. 248 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Drake is ranked No. 192 in NCAA basketball at 35.41 per game. Contrast that with Northern Iowa's No. 261 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Iowa is the No. 60-ranked team in the country at 8.75 per game, while Drake rates No. 83 at 8.29 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Drake got 15 points from Ore Arogundade en route to a 87-70 victory over Indiana State on Wednesday at Knapp Center.

Northern Iowa got 16 points from Spencer Haldeman but lost anyway, 72-61, to Bradley on Wednesday at Carver Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Drake is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Drake is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Drake is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Drake's last 5 games
  • Northern Iowa is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northern Iowa is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Iowa's last 5 games
  • Northern Iowa is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Drake home to Southern Illinois, Wednesday, January 18th
Northern Iowa at Loyola-Chicago, Wednesday, January 18th