Northern Iowa vs. Bradley - 12/30/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bradley Braves (2-11) at Northern Iowa Panthers (8-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm (McLeod Center)
The Line: Northern Iowa Panthers -19.5 -- Over/Under: 123.5 See the Latest Odds
The Northern Iowa Panthers and the Bradley Braves face off on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The Northern Iowa Panthers are 8-5 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. UI is averaging 73.2 points per game and they are shooting 48 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.4 points and their opponents are shooting 45.2 percent. Wes Washspun leads the Panthers averaging 15.8 points and 6.3 assists per game. Paul Jesperson is averaging 12.7 points and 5.3 rebounds, Matt Bohannon is averaging 12.4 points, and Jeremy Morgan is averaging 11.7 points. Northern Iowa has scheduled big so while they have some big wins they have taken their lumps as well.
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The Bradley Braves are 2-11 this season ad have had a rough go of it thus far. Bradley is averaging 56.8 points and they are shooting 36.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Donte Thomas leads the Braves averaging 9.7 points per game. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye is averaging 9.6 points, Antoine Pittman is averaging 8.1 points, and Luuk Van Bree is averaging 7.4 points. Bradley jus doesn’t seem to have a lot of answers right now.
Northern Iowa is 4-1 against the spread following a loss, 7-2 against the spread in their last nine home games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. Bradley is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, 1-6-1 against the spread against the Missouri Valley, and 6-15 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The favorite is 6-1-1 against the point spread in the last eight meetings of these two.
This is a big spread but Bradley is terrible so I will tread lightly but lay the points.