The San Diego State Aztecs (6-2) will try to snap the five-game winning streak of Bradley when they welcome the Braves (7-1) to Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 3, 2017.
Bradley Braves vs. San Diego State Aztecs Odds Preview
The last time the Braves played, they defeated the Eastern Illinois Panthers, 67-56. With 13 points and 10 rebounds, Bradley’s Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye played well. Bradley dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.587 (above their season average of 0.477) and a free throw rate of 0.283 (above their season average of 0.236). For those same stats, Eastern Illinois had marks of 0.362 and 0.241, respectively.
The Aztecs will look to maintain momentum after defeating the San Diego Toreros in their last outing, 66-57. With 26 points on 7-for-11 shooting, Devin Watson was the top scorer from either team. San Diego State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.467 (above their season average of 0.248) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.500 (below their season average of 0.514). San Diego put up marks of 0.066 and 0.434, respectively, for those same stats.
Half-court execution will be at a premium when two of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams face off. San Diego State ranks 261st in possessions per game (68.1) and Bradley is 271st (67.9) since the 2016-17 season. Additionally, the 319th-ranked offense of the Braves (offensive efficiency of 97.2) will face a difficult test against the ninth-ranked defense of the Aztecs (defensive efficiency of 93.4).
In terms of the O/U total, these teams are complete opposites. Games involving Bradley have gone under 100.0 percent of the time, while 83.3 percent of San Diego State games have finished over. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Braves have a significant advantage. They are 7-1 SU and 5-1-1 ATS, while the Aztecs are 6-2 SU and 4-2 ATS.
Bradley Braves at San Diego State Aztecs Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – San Diego State, ATS Winner – Bradley, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Braves average 3.7 blocks per game, which ranks 101st in the NCAA. The Aztecs rank 171st in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
- Bradley ranks 271st in assists per game (11.7) while San Diego State ranks 278th (11.7).
- San Diego State ranks 80th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while Bradley ranks 274th (7.6).
- The Aztecs rank 127th in three pointers attempted per game (22.2) while the Braves rank 287th (18.2).
- San Diego State ranks 85th in rebounds per game (37.6) while Bradley ranks 191st in rebounds allowed per game (35.5).