The Bradley Braves (10-5, 1-1 MVC) visit Ford Center to square off against the Evansville Aces (9-6, 0-2 MVC). The Braves can snap a five-game road losing streak. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
Bradley Braves vs. Evansville Aces Betting Odds
Both teams were beaten in their last contest. The Aces lost a tough one against the Valparaiso Crusaders, 81-79, while the Braves fell to the UNI Panthers, 69-64.
Bradley held UNI to an effective field goal percentage of 0.417 (below their season average of 0.567) while Evansville did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (18-24; 75.0 percent). Evansville rallied around DeAndre Williams, who contributed 28 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Nate Kennell fueled Bradley with 18 points and nine rebounds.
The Braves dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the last contest, Bradley won 63-61. One of Bradley’s largest strengths was getting to the free throw line. They had 30 free throw attempts, while Evansville had just 12. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.
Conflicting tempos will be on display in this meeting. Evansville prefers a fast-breaking style of play (70th in possessions per game), while Bradley likes to grind-it-out (277th in possessions per game).
Bradley Braves at Evansville Aces Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Bradley, ATS Winner – Bradley, O/U – Under
- Bradley ranks 24th in rebounds per game (41.0) while Evansville ranks 229th (33.7).
- The Aces rank 13th in blocks allowed per game (2.2) while the Braves rank 91st (3.3).
- The Aces rank 36th in three pointers allowed per game (18.7) while the Braves rank 236th (25.5).
- Evansville ranks 17th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while Bradley ranks 108th (6.5).
- During their last five games, the Braves have scored an average of 71.6 points per game (0.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.8 points per game (1.5 above their season average).
- The Aces’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.8, up from 0.3 for the season.