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Drake Bulldogs Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Northern Iowa Panthers

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 odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Drake Bulldogs as 3-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Drake Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Iowa Panthers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 5-13-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Drake Bulldogs are 9-9 ATS. Northern Iowa Panthers are 10-9 on betting the total; Drake Bulldogs are 12-6.

The Drake Bulldogs sit at No. 218 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Northern Iowa Panthers sit at No. 268 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Drake's No. 166-rated squad against Northern Iowa's No. 260-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Drake rates No. 55 in the country with 8.71 per game, while their foes tonight, the Northern Iowa Panthers rank No. 74 nationally with 8.3 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers grabbed a 61-54 win over the Purple Aces on Wednesday, behind a 17-point effort from Bennett Koch at McLeod Center.

Drake earned a 72-71 victory over Missouri State on Tuesday, getting 27 points from Reed Timmer at JQH Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Iowa is 2-9-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Northern Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northern Iowa's last 9 games
  • Northern Iowa is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Drake is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Drake is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Drake is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Drake's last 9 games

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Iowa at Illinois State, Wednesday, February 1st
Drake at Wichita State, Wednesday, February 1st