UNI Panthers vs. Bradley Braves Free Prediction 01/18/20

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An 11-game home winning streak is on the line for the Bradley Braves (13-5, 4-1 MVC) when they go head-to-head with the UNI Panthers (15-2, 4-1 MVC) at Carver Arena. The game starts at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020, and will air on ESPN2.

UNI Panthers at Bradley Braves Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Braves defeated the Missouri State Bears 91-78, while the Panthers beat the Valparaiso Crusaders 88-78.

The Panthers knocked down 16 of their 19 free throws (84.2 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.692 (above their season average of 0.561). The Braves, meanwhile, held the Bears to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.5 (below their season average of 33.2) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.598 (above their season average of 0.484). Ja’Shon Henry was a key piece for Bradley with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Meanwhile, UNI received a boost from AJ Green, who contributed 29 points.

In their first matchup this year, Green led the Panthers to a 69-64 victory. He scored a game-high 35 points. The Panthers’ offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over the Braves. UNI had a rate of 28.6, while Bradley posted a mark of 22.5.

Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams clash. Bradley currently ranks 271st in possessions per game (67.9) and UNI is 317th (66.6). Moreover, the Panthers’ fourth-ranked offense (effective field goal percentage of 0.568) will go head-to-head against the Braves’ 29th-ranked defense (effective field goal percentage allowed of 0.444).

UNI Panthers vs. Bradley Braves ATS Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • UNI ranks 70th in three pointers attempted per game (24.6) while Bradley ranks 235th in three pointers allowed per game (25.2).
  • The Braves rank 205th in steals per game (5.3) while the Panthers rank 238th (4.4).
  • UNI ranks ninth in assists allowed per game (9.2) while Bradley ranks 42nd (10.6).
  • The Panthers rank 13th in rebounds allowed per game (30.2) while the Braves rank 100th (33.9).
  • UNI ranks ninth in blocks allowed per game (2.2) while Bradley ranks 61st (3.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Panthers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.0, down from 12.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Braves have scored an average of 74.8 points per game (1.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 63.8 points per game (0.4 above their season average).