Drake vs Northern Iowa: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 17, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 17, 2021

The Drake Bulldogs visit the Northern Iowa Panthers in a matchup of MVC teams at McLeod Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 17. The Bulldogs are  favorites in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has an over/under of points.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 17, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Drake Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs have played to a 10-4 record against the spread this season.
  • The Bulldogs have a winning record against the spread when favored by 5.5 points or more, going 6-3 this season.
  • The Bulldogs and their opponents have hit the over in 8 of 14 games this season (57.1%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Drake Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shanquan Hemphill 20 14.1 6.3 1.5 1.3 0.4 0.1
Roman Penn 22 11.9 3.2 5.5 1.3 0.0 0.9
D.J. Wilkins 22 9.8 1.6 1.6 0.9 0.1 2.1
Tremell Murphy 22 9.7 4.9 1.0 0.9 0.8 1.3
Joseph Yesufu 22 8.5 1.6 1.7 0.9 0.0 0.8

Northern Iowa Betting Information

  • Northern Iowa has typically come up short ATS this season, with a 3-12 record.
  • The Panthers hold an even 1-1 record against the spread this season when they enter a game as at least a 5.5-point underdog.
  • 40% of Northern Iowa’s 15 games this season have gone over the over/under.
  • In the Panthers most recent game on Sunday, Trae Berhow scored a team-high 17 points on the way to a 74-60 win over Valparaiso. They were favored by 6 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 134 points to go under the 138 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Northern Iowa Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Trae Berhow 18 13.1 4.9 3.3 0.9 0.3 1.9
Austin Phyfe 21 11.4 7.3 2.5 0.3 0.7 0.3
Noah Carter 21 11.0 5.9 1.0 0.7 0.4 1.4
Bowen Born 21 11.0 2.5 2.0 0.7 0.0 1.9
Nate Heise 21 7.4 3.2 1.2 1.1 0.7 0.9

Total Facts

  • In Drake’s matchups this season, the Bulldogs and their opponents have gone over Wednesday’s point total of 140 points nine times (52.9% of opportunities).
  • In 35.3% of Northern Iowa’s games this season (6 of 17), the total points scored was higher than Wednesday’s 140-point over/under.
  • The Bulldogs average 78.3 points per game against the Panthers’ 68.9, amounting to 7.2 points over the contest’s total of 140.
  • This game’s over/under is 4.3 fewer points than the 135.7 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Bulldogs have seen a 142.8 over/under in their games this season, 2.8 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 0.1 points separates the average total points bet in Panthers games (140.1 points) and this matchup’s over/under (140 points).

Head to Head

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

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