Who's Playing

Northern Iowa @ Bradley

Current Records: Northern Iowa 2-3; Bradley 2-5

What to Know

The Bradley Braves and the Northern Iowa Panthers are set to square off in a Missouri Valley matchup at 8 p.m. ET Dec. 1 at Carver Arena. The teams split their matchups last year, with Northern Iowa winning the first 78-72 at home on the road and the Braves taking the second 75-73.

Bradley simply couldn't be stopped on Saturday, as they easily beat the Maine Black Bears at home 71-39.

Meanwhile, Northern Iowa was able to grind out a solid victory over the St. Bonaventure Bonnies on Saturday, winning 90-80. Northern Iowa can attribute much of their success to guard AJ Green, who shot 9-for-15 from beyond the arc and finished with 35 points and five rebounds.

Bradley is expected to lose this next one by 4.5. Those who got lucky with them against the spread on Saturday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the squad has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

The wins brought the Braves up to 2-5 and the Panthers to 2-3. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Bradley is stumbling into the matchup with the 52nd most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 15.4 on average. Northern Iowa has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 357th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 8.4 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Carver Arena -- Peoria, Illinois
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $24.00

Odds

The Panthers are a 4.5-point favorite against the Braves, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Northern Iowa have won eight out of their last 13 games against Bradley.

  • Jan 11, 2021 - Bradley 75 vs. Northern Iowa 73
  • Jan 10, 2021 - Northern Iowa 78 vs. Bradley 72
  • Jan 18, 2020 - Northern Iowa 86 vs. Bradley 71
  • Jan 04, 2020 - Northern Iowa 69 vs. Bradley 64
  • Mar 10, 2019 - Bradley 57 vs. Northern Iowa 54
  • Feb 06, 2019 - Bradley 79 vs. Northern Iowa 71
  • Jan 02, 2019 - Northern Iowa 65 vs. Bradley 47
  • Feb 07, 2018 - Northern Iowa 74 vs. Bradley 65
  • Dec 31, 2017 - Bradley 72 vs. Northern Iowa 53
  • Feb 15, 2017 - Northern Iowa 64 vs. Bradley 61
  • Jan 11, 2017 - Bradley 72 vs. Northern Iowa 61
  • Jan 27, 2016 - Northern Iowa 68 vs. Bradley 50
  • Dec 30, 2015 - Northern Iowa 80 vs. Bradley 44