Drake vs Northern Iowa: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 5, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 5, 2021

The Northern Iowa Panthers (10-15) will look to build on a three-game winning streak when they visit the Drake Bulldogs (24-3) on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Enterprise Center as 6.5-point underdogs. The game airs at 6:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The point total is set at 139.5 in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 5, 2021, 1:19 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Drake Betting Information

  • Drake has put together a 19-5 record against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 6.5 points, the Bulldogs are 12-4 against the spread this season.
  • Drake and its opponents have hit the over in 14 of 24 games this season (58.3%).
  • In their last game, the Bulldogs got a team-high 21 points from Joseph Yesufu in a 67-61 loss to Bradley on Saturday. They were favored by 8.5 points and failed to covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 128 points to fall short of the 135.5 point total.

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
Joseph Yesufu 27 11.6 1.7 1.8 1.0 0.1 1.3
Roman Penn 24 11.2 3.3 5.5 1.4 0.0 0.8
D.J. Wilkins 27 10.3 1.8 2.0 0.8 0.1 2.3
Tremell Murphy 27 9.5 5.1 1.2 0.8 0.9 1.3

Northern Iowa Betting Information

  • The Panthers hold a losing record ATS this season, covering six times and failing to cover 17 times.
  • When playing as at least a 6.5-point underdog, the Panthers frequently have trouble covering with only a 0-2 record against the spread.
  • Northern Iowa and its opponents have regularly not covered the total points bet this season, only claiming the over in 43.5% (10) of their 23 games played.
  • The Panthers knocked off Illinois State 65-60 in their last game on Thursday. Austin Phyfe totaled a team-high 21 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 6.5 points and didn’t cover the spread, and the teams combined to go under the 139.5 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 22 13.0 4.9 3.0 1.0 0.3 2.0
Austin Phyfe 25 12.4 7.3 2.5 0.3 0.7 0.3
Noah Carter 25 11.2 5.7 1.0 0.8 0.4 1.4
Bowen Born 25 11.2 2.5 2.3 0.7 0.0 1.8
Nate Heise 25 7.6 3.6 1.3 1.2 0.6 1.0

Total Facts

  • Drake and its opponents have hit the over on Friday’s 139.5 total in 15 out of 27 games (55.6%) this season.
  • In nine out of Northern Iowa’s 25 games this season (36%), the competing teams combined for more points than the total in Friday’s matchup.
  • The total for the game of 139.5 is 8.1 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Bulldogs (78.1 points per game) and the Panthers (69.5 points per game).
  • The 135.3 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 4.2 fewer than the 139.5 over/under in this contest.
  • On average, the Bulldogs have seen a 142.2 over/under in their games this season, 2.7 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • Panthers games have a total points bet of 140.7 points this season, 1.2 points more than the over/under for this contest.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/17/2021 Drake Northern Iowa -4.5 140 -197 +162 Regular Season 77-69 DRAKE
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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