Bradley vs. Northern Iowa MVC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 3, 2023

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Bradley vs. Northern Iowa MVC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 3, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The Bradley Braves (23-8, 16-4 MVC) are favored by 10 points when they square off the Northern Iowa Panthers (14-17, 9-11 MVC) in the MVC Tournament Friday at Enterprise Center, tipping off at 1:00 PM on ESPN+. A guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket is on the line as these teams look to claim the MVC championship. The over/under is set at 134.5 in the matchup.

Bradley vs. Northern Iowa Odds

  • Bradley odds to win: -566
  • Northern Iowa odds to win: +418
  • Spread: Bradley (-10)
  • Total: 134.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Where: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Venue: Enterprise Center

Who Will Win Bradley vs. Northern Iowa?

Bradley and Northern Iowa Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Bradley has a 7-2 record against the spread this season when favored by 10 points or more.

These teams average 141.8 points per game combined, 7.3 more than the over/under of 134.5.

Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 131.2 points per game, 3.3 fewer than the over/under in this matchup.

The average over/under Bradley has had set in games this year is 1.7 fewer points than this outing’s point total.

The average total for Panthers games this year is 5.6 more points than the point total of 134.5 for this outing.

So far this season, the Braves have compiled a 19-11-0 record against the spread.

The Panthers are 14-16-0 against the spread this season.

Bradley Stats & Insights

Bradley averages 71.5 points per game (182nd in college basketball) while allowing 61.3 per contest (13th in college basketball). It has a +316 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 10.2 points per game.

Bradley prevails in the rebound battle by an average of 4.0 boards. It is recording 33.3 rebounds per game (92nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 29.3 per contest.

The Braves knock down 8.2 three-pointers per game (88th in college basketball) at a 36.9% rate (47th in college basketball), compared to the 6.5 per game their opponents make at a 31.1% rate.

Bradley averages 97.5 points per 100 possessions on offense (88th in college basketball), and gives up 83.6 points per 100 possessions (19th in college basketball).

The Braves are averaging 78.4 points per game at home. On the road, they are averaging 66.5 points per contest.

Northern Iowa Stats & Insights

Northern Iowa puts up 70.3 points per game (208th in college basketball) while giving up 69.9 per outing (176th in college basketball). It has a +12 scoring differential.

Northern Iowa is 285th in the nation at 29.8 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 29.9 its opponents average.

Northern Iowa hits 7.5 three-pointers per game (176th in college basketball), 1.8 fewer than its opponents.

Northern Iowa ranks 151st in college basketball averaging 94.9 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 268th, allowing 94.4 points per 100 possessions.

At home, the Panthers average 71.8 points per game. On the road, they score 66.9.

Bradley Key Players to Watch

The Braves leader in points and rebounds is Rienk Mast, who scores 14.0 points and pulls down 8.0 rebounds per game.

Bradley’s best passer is Duke Deen, who averages 2.9 assists per game to go with his 9.8 PPG scoring average.

Deen makes more threes per game than any other member of the Braves, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.0 per contest.

Malevy Leons is a standout on the defensive end for Bradley, leading the team in steals with 1.6 per game and blocks with 1.5 per contest.

Northern Iowa Key Players to Watch

Bowen Born averages 17.4 points and adds 2.7 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Panthers’ leaderboards for those statistics.

Tytan Anderson’s stat line of 8.6 rebounds, 12.7 points and 1.8 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Northern Iowa rebounding leaderboard.

Born averages 2.4 three-pointers per game, the most on the Panthers.

Anderson’s steals (1.4 steals per game) and blocks (0.5 blocks per game) lead Northern Iowa defensively.

Bradley vs. Northern Iowa Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Bradley (-10)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (134.5)

  • Prediction:
    Bradley 74, Northern Iowa 62
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