Northern Iowa vs. Bradley
|Date & Time||Sunday March 10, 2019, 2:00 PM (EDT)|
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line: Bradley -2 -- Over/Under: 119.5
The Northern Iowa Panthers and Bradley Braves meet Sunday in the college basketball MVC Championship at the Enterprise Center.
The Northern Iowa Panthers look for one more victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Northern Iowa Panthers are averaging 65.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. AJ Green is averaging 14.9 points and three assists while Wyatt Lohaus is averaging 9.9 points and 2.6 rebounds. Trae Berhow is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Isaiah Brown is dishing 1.7 assists. The Northern Iowa Panthers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Iowa Panthers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Northern Iowa Panthers have split their last eight non-home games.
The Bradley Braves look for one more victory after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Bradley Braves are averaging 66.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Darrell Brown is averaging 15.2 points and 3.2 assists while Elijah Childs is averaging 12.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye is dishing 2.3 assists and Koch Bar is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Bradley Braves are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Bradley Braves are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Bradley Braves have won five of their last seven non-home games.
The Panthers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Missouri Valley, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Braves are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Missouri Valley and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Braves last 5 overall. The under is 7-0 in Panthers last 7 overall.
The Bradley Braves have been the better and more consistent team over the course of the season and enter this contest allowing 39.3 percent shooting in their last five games. The Northern Iowa Panthers have issues scoring the basketball as it is, so I can only imagine the issues they're going to have here with the Braves locked in defensively. Look for the Braves to punch their ticket to the big dance, covering the small number along the way.