Drake vs. Northern Iowa Prediction
The Missouri Valley Conference Tournament tipped off on Wednesday and after ending Illinois State’s season, will Drake pull off the upset on Thursday afternoon when the Bulldogs take on Northern Iowa at 1:00 p.m. ET?
863 Drake Bulldogs (+9.5) at 864 Northern Iowa Panthers (-9.5); o/u 131
1:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 6, 2020
According to our College Basketball Public Betting Chart page, 58% of betting tickets at online sportsbooks are currently on Northern Iowa to cover the spread this afternoon.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The under is 25-8 in the Bulldogs’ last 33 neutral site games when they’re an underdog and is 36-17 in their last 53 neutral site games overall.
Northern Iowa Panthers
The over is 15-7 in the Panthers’ last 22 games overall and is 13-4 in their last 17 games when they’re coming off a win.
College Basketball Prediction
The favorite is 20-5-2 against the spread in the last 27 meetings between these two teams and with the Drake potentially playing on tired legs, I like the favorite in this matchup today. The Bulldogs are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games overall and they’re 1-6 at the window in their last seven games following a win. On the other side, the Panthers are 11-4-1 against the spread in their last 16 games overall and have cashed in eight of the last 10 opportunities that they’ve had when they’re favored.
Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Prediction: Northern Iowa Panthers -9.5