UNI Panthers at Bradley Braves Free Prediction 01/02/19

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The UNI Panthers (5-8) will be at Carver Arena to meet the Bradley Braves (8-5) in a MVC matchup. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

UNI Panthers at Bradley Braves Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Braves defeated the Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers 74-58, while the Panthers easily got past the Bemidji State Beavers 97-51.

UNI dominated every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7 and a turnover percentage of 5.6. Bemidji State put up marks of 9.5 and 18.7, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Bradley played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.175 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 47.1. Wisconsin-Parkside was 0.074 and 20.6, respectively, for those same stats. Bradley was led by Elijah Childs, who finished with 17 points and eight rebounds. Wyatt Lohaus, meanwhile played a pivotal role for UNI with 19 points.

This series was highly competitive last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the most recent game, the Panthers won 74-65. UNI out-rebounded Bradley. The Panthers had nine offensive rebounds and 33 total rebounds, while the Braves had three and 26, respectively. This will be the first game of the year between these two teams.

Childs has been exceptional recently for Bradley, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when a pair of the country’s slowest-paced teams face off. Bradley currently ranks 257th in possessions per game (68.6) and UNI is 265th (68.5).

UNI Panthers at Bradley Braves Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Bradley, ATS Winner – UNI, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • UNI ranks 46th in three pointers attempted per game (26.3) while Bradley ranks 223rd (19.3).
  • The Braves average 6.7 steals per game, which ranks 98th in the country. The Panthers rank 147th in steals allowed per game (7.2).
  • UNI is 17th in the country with 2.2 blocks allowed per game while Bradley is 48th with 2.8 blocks allowed per game.

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Panthers have scored an average of 75.4 points per game (9.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.2 points per game (2.4 below their season average).
  • The Braves’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.6, up from 3.2 for the season.