Bradley Braves (6-3) at Northern Iowa Panthers (2-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm (McLeod Center)
The Line: Northern Iowa Panthers PK -- Over/Under: 138 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Bradley Braves and the Northern Iowa Panthers meet Sunday in college basketball action from McLeod Center.
Bradley enters this game at 6-3 overall. The Braves had a three-game win streak snapped by Missouri in their last game. As for Northern Iowa, they’re 2-7 this year. The Panthers have lost their last two games to Evansville. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Bradley began the season with a 3-1 run, taking out Toledo, Oakland and Judson. After a loss to South Dakota State, the Braves won their next three over Lewis, Jackson State and Miami-OH. On December 22, Bradley took a tough loss to Missouri 54-53 in their last outing.
In the loss to the Tigers, Bradley’s Elijah Childs notched a double-double to lead the team on 13 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. The only other Braves player in double-figures there was Jayson Kent with 11 points and five rebounds.
Over on the Northern Iowa side, they began their season on an 0-3 skid before getting a win over St. Ambrose. After two more losses to Richmond and Missouri State, the Panthers managed a win over Missouri State before falling to Evansville twice.
In last weekend’s 70-64 loss to Evansville, Northern Iowa’s Austin Phyfe led the team with 19 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. Trae Berhow added 11 points with seen rebounds, and both Nate Heise and Tywhon Pickford had nine points apiece.
Northern Iowa is 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games. The Panthers are 1-8 ATS in their last nine overall and the over is 21-10 in their last 31 overall.
Meanwhile, Bradley is 4-1 ATS in their last five Sunday games and the over is 4-1 in their last five overall. The under is 5-1 in the Braves’ last six Sunday games and the over is 4-1 in their last five road games versus a team with a losing road record.
PICK: I’m going to stick with Bradley. I’m probably staying away from this one though, at least until we see what the Braves look like on the court after their lengthy layoff. In any case, Bradley has been scoring pretty well this season, and stood tall against a tough Missouri team in their last game. I like the Braves to power out a cover/win here if they can find their chemistry again.