Northern Iowa vs. Bradley - 2/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bradley Braves (17-8) at Northern Iowa Panthers (11-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm (McLeod Center)
The Line: Northern Iowa Panthers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Up at McLeod Center on Wednesday, the Bradley Braves will be taking on the Northern Iowa Panthers on the college basketball circuit.
Bradley comes in here with a 17-8 record overall. The Braves had won four games in a row, but lost their last one versus Drake. In that game, Bradley’s Darrell Brown managed 20 points to lead the team.
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Brown is the leading scorer for Bradley on the year as well with 13.4 PPG and 4.6 APG. The only other Braves player in double-digits is Donte Thomas with 10.6 PPG and a team-high 7.1 RPG to his name.
As for Northern Iowa, they’re currently 11-13 this season. The Panthers have lost their last three straight games, falling to Indiana State on Saturday. In that game, Northern Iowa forward Bennett Koch managed 16 points.
Koch is tops on the Northern Iowa roster in scoring with 12.6 PPG and 5.6 RPG. Also in the double-digit club for the Panthers is Tywhon Pickford (10.3 PPG; 8.2 RPG), and Klint Carlson is close with 9.5 PPG and 5.6 RPG.
Bradley is 7-1 ATS in their last eight Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in the last five games overall. The Braves are also 4-1 ATS in their last five versus the Missouri Valley and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games.
Meanwhile, the Panthers are 3-1-1 ATS in the last five Wednesday games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. Northern Iowa is also 6-21-1 ATS in their last 28 games following an ATS loss and 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 versus the Missouri Valley.
Bradley had a pretty good run going there for a few games, but they’ve cooled off on offense in their last two, with just 137 combined points between them. As for Northern Iowa, they put up only 96 points between a pair of games in a two-game stretch, then logged just 66 versus Indiana State. I’m going to stick with Bradley to cover here.