Drake Bulldogs vs. Northern Iowa Panthers: 2/17/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 17, 2021

The Drake Bulldogs (15-2) visit the Northern Iowa Panthers (6-11) in a matchup of MVC teams at McLeod Center, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The Bulldogs are 5.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has an over/under of 140.5.

Betting Information

Drake vs Northern Iowa Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Drake -5.5 -113 -109 140.5 -109 -113 -245 195

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Drake vs Northern Iowa
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Drake (-5.5) Under (140.5) Drake 74 Northern Iowa 66

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Total Facts

  • In 52.9% of their opportunities this year (nine of 17 chances), the Bulldogs and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s point total of 140.5 points.
  • In six of 17 opportunities (35.3%) this season, Northern Iowa has combined with its opponents to score at least 140.5 points.
  • The Bulldogs and the Panthers combine to average 6.7 more points per game than the over/under of 140.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.8 less points per game (135.7) than this matchup’s total of 140.5 points.
  • The Bulldogs average point total in matchups this year is 142.8, 2.3 points higher than the total in this game.
  • Panthers games this season have averaged a total of 140.1 points, 0.4 less than the point total in this matchup.

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Drake Betting Information

  • Drake is solid against the spread, going 10-4 on the season.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Bulldogs have fared well against the spread, putting together a 6-3 record.
  • The Bulldogs have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 6 times in 14 games this season.

Northern Iowa Betting Information

  • The Panthers have a losing record against the spread, going 3-12 ATS (covering just 20% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 5.5-point underdogs, the Panthers have a record ATS of 1-1.
  • The Panthers and their opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this season — 6 of 15 (40%).

Head to Head

Drake vs Northern Iowa (Last 6 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/10/2021 Drake -9.5 144 -527 +387 Regular Season 80-59 DRAKE
3/6/2020 Northern Iowa -9 130 -512 +372 Conference Tournament 77-56 DRAKE
2/29/2020 Northern Iowa -3 137.5 -161 +129 Regular Season 70-43 NIOWA
2/8/2020 Northern Iowa -9.5 137 N/A N/A Regular Season 83-73 NIOWA
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 83-77 DRAKE
1/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 57-54 NIOWA

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Drake Leaders

  • Shanquan Hemphill leads the Bulldogs in scoring, tallying 14.1 points per game to go with 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
  • Darnell Brodie is Drake’s leading rebounder, grabbing 7.2 per game, while Roman Penn is its best passer, distributing 5.5 assists in each contest.
  • D.J. Wilkins makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bulldogs, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.1 per contest.
  • The Drake steals leader is Garrett Sturtz, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Tremell Murphy, who compiles 0.8 rejections per contest.

Northern Iowa Leaders

  • The Panthers’ Trae Berhow puts up enough points (13.1 per game) and assists (3.3 per game) to sit atop the team’s leaderboards.
  • Austin Phyfe’s stat line of 7.3 rebounds, 11.4 points and 2.5 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Northern Iowa rebounding leaderboard.
  • Bowen Born paces his teammates on the Panthers with 1.9 made threes per contest.
  • Nate Heise’s stat line of 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks per game put him at the top of the team’s steals and blocks leaderboards.
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