The Bradley Braves and the Northern Iowa Panthers meet in college basketball action from the McLeod Center on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Bradley is listed as a 2.5-point road favorite with a ML price of -145. The total for this game is set at 135.5 points.
Bradley comes into this game with a clean injury report while Northern Iowa’s lone injury is Nate Heise, who is out for the season with a finger injury.
Bradley’s 68-53 win over Northern Iowa back on November 30th, 2022, made it three straight wins for the home team in this head-to-head matchup.
Bradley is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600 while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall. Northern Iowa is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
I’m leaning towards Northern Iowa here. I think the Braves are the better team, but Bradley’s been a far better team at home than they have been on the road and I think Northern Iowa can definitely get the job done as the home team’s won the last three meetings between these two. Not one I’m rushing to bet, but I do think the Panthers get the job done at home.