belmont bruins vs northern iowa ncaab prediction

NCAAB Belmont vs Northern Iowa Prediction 11/29/2023

The Belmont Bruins (2-3) travel to face off against the Northern Iowa Panthers (1-4) on Wednesday, November 29th. This game will be played at McLeod Center in Cedar Falls and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Belmont Bruins vs Northern Iowa Panthers

The Belmont Bruins Are Coming Off A Win

Belmont is heading into their 6th game of the year with a 2-3 record. In away games, the Bruins are 1-3 while at home they are 1-0. In their last ten games, Belmont has an ATS record of 3-6, which includes last season. As of today’s game, Belmont is 1-4 against the spread.

In five games, Belmont comes in with an over/under mark of 4-1-0, with their games averaging 168.8 points per game. The Bruins have an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 82 points per game.

The Northern Iowa Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

Northern Iowa enters today’s game with a record of 1-4. In their previous ten home games, Northern Iowa has a 2-8 record, which includes last year. Northern Iowa’s ATS record going into today’s game is 1-4, while their record vs. the spread in the last five games is 2-2.

After five games, Northern Iowa has an over/under record of 3-2-0, with their games averaging a combined 145 points per game so far. The Panthers have an over/under record of 2-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 78 points per game.

Belmont Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Belmont offense ended with 79 points against Lafayette. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 43.1% and made 9 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Cade Tyson with 19 points. Malik Dia also added 18 points for the Bruins.

Malik Dia (F) 16.3 5.4 1.3
Ja’kobi Gillespie (G) 16.3 4.6 4.0
Cade Tyson (G) 18.0 4.0 2.3

Northern Iowa Offense Breakdown

The Northern Iowa offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. Stanford. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.6% while connecting on 6 threes. Leading Northern Iowa in scoring vs. Stanford was Nate Heise with his 15 points. Jacob Hutson also added 12 points for the Panthers.

Nate Heise (G) 15.0 6.0 2.8
Tytan Anderson (G) 10.8 6.0 1.5
Jacob Hutson (C) 10.3 4.3 1.8

Belmont Team Defense

Currently, the Bruins’ defense holds the 226th rank in the nation, allowing 83.7 points per game. So far, the Belmont defense is giving up an average of 10.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.7 times per game (438th).

Northern Iowa Team Defense

At this time, the Panthers’ defense is positioned 104th in the country, permitting 70.2 points per game. Against Stanford, the Panthers’ defense gave up 51 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Stanford only made 8 free-throws.

Bruins vs Panthers Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Belmont has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 82 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • In their last five games at home, the Panthers have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 70 points per game in this stretch.
  • Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Bruins have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Northern Iowa has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 7-3 straight up.

Bruins vs Panthers Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Panthers vs. Panthers game, we suggest taking the Panthers at -9.5. Even though our predictions have the Panthers winning 75-69, we see the Bruins as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 157.5 and our model has the Bruins and Panthers finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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