The Northern Iowa Panthers and Bradley Braves meet Friday in the college basketball MVC Quarterfinal at the Enterprise Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Northern Iowa Panthers Betting Preview
The Northern Iowa Panthers are averaging 70.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 45 percent shooting. Bowen Born is averaging 17.2 points and 2.6 assists, while Tytan Anderson is averaging 12.6 points and 8.8 rebounds. Nate Heise is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Duax is dishing 1.1 assists. The Northern Iowa Panthers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Iowa Panthers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game.
The Bradley Braves Betting Preview
The Bradley Braves are averaging 71.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 61.3 points on 40 percent shooting. Rienk Mast is averaging 14 points and 8 rebounds, while Malevy Leons is averaging 11.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. Duke Deen is dishing 2.9 assists and Ja’Shon Henry is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Bradley Braves are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bradley Braves are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
Northern Iowa vs Bradley Trends
The Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Braves are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 12-3-1 in Panthers last 16 overall. The under is 4-1 in Braves last 5 overall. The favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Bradley Braves are the better team, has the rest advantage and won both meetings against Northern Iowa. With that said, the Northern Iowa Panthers are a competitive bunch that not only looked good yesterday, but only loses as underdogs by an average of 5.3 points. This has a chance to be close. Give me Northern Iowa and the buckets.