Belmont vs Northern Iowa Prediction - Basketball Picks 2/26/23

Northern Iowa Panthers (13-16) vs Belmont Bruins (20-10)

Game Info: Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 12:30 pm (McLeod Center)

Betting Odds: Northern Iowa Panthers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Belmont Bruins and Northern Iowa Panthers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the McLeod Center. When these two teams faced off on January 14th it was Belmont that secured the 76-72 victory. 

Belmont Betting Preview

Belmont comes into this game with a 20-10 record overall and they have gone 14-13-2 against the spread. In the last game against Indiana State, Belmont scored 89 points and that was enough to win by a point. Belmont is averaging 75.8 points while their defense is giving up 71 points per game. The offense is ranked 86th in the league while the defense is ranked 213rd. Ben Sheppard has been the top player for Belmont this season averaging 19.2 points while shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 41.33 percent from behind the three point line. 

Northern Iowa Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Northern Iowa who sits with a 13-16 record and they have gone 13-15 against the spread. In the last game against Southern Illinois, the defense was awful giving up 86 points and that led to the blowout defeat. Tytan Anderson did have a big game for Northern Iowa finishing with 21 points, five rebounds, and two assists. Northern Iowa is averaging 69.9 points while their defense is giving up 69.7 points per game. Bowen Born is having a strong season averaging 17.4 points while shooting 41.9 percent from the field and 37 percent from behind the three point line. 

Belmont vs Northern Iowa Trends

The Bruins are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record. The over is 7-0 in the Bruins last seven games following an against the spread loss. The over is 8-2 in Northern Iowa’s last 10 games. 

Shane’s Free pick

Belmont is an elite offensive team and they are averaging 75.8 points per game.. Northern Iowa in their last game gave up 86 points and it’s not going to get any better in this game. I expect Northern Iowa is going to get to 90 or 95 points, and that will be the difference here as they will win this game in blowout fashion. Back Belmont against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Belmont -2.5

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