The Drake Bulldogs and the Northern Iowa Panthers meet in college basketball action from the McLeod Center on Wednesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Drake is listed as a 6.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -295. The total for this game is set at 137.5 points.
Drake comes into this game with a clean injury report while Northern Iowa has no new names popping up on their injury list.
Drake’s 88-81 OT win over Northern Iowa back on February 1st, 2023, made it five wins in the last six meetings for Drake.
Drake is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a win by 20 or more points and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Northern Iowa is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 home games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.
I’m sticking with Drake here. I was on Northern Iowa in the first meeting as we ended up going to overtime for a third straight meeting, but the fact is that Drake still won that game and won the overtime frame convincingly at that. Northern Iowa just looks like they’re running out of steam as of late and I just don’t see a way that they keep this one close. Drake was having issues on the road earlier this season, but those are long in the rear view as the Bulldogs are rolling. Give me Drake laying the points.