The Bradley Braves (5-1) will be at home in Carver Arena when they challenge the Georgia Southern Eagles (5-1). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 138 points with Bradley opening as a 2-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Georgia Southern Eagles at Bradley Braves Betting Preview
In the Eagles last outing, they lost a close one to the Towson Tigers, 70-67. Georgia Southerns Tookie Brown had seven points and 11 assists in the contest. Towson did a great job of getting and making free throws (24-32; 75.0 percent). Georgia Southern, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (12.8 vs. 15.6).
The Braves will look to maintain momentum after blowing out the Missouri Science & Technology Miners in their last game, 79-47. Bradley was lifted by Nate Kennell, who was the games leading scorer with 18 points on 6-for-11 shooting. Bradley dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 46.5 (above their season average of 38.2) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.514 (above their season average of 0.487). Missouri Science & Technology was 13.9 and 0.350, respectively, for those same stats.
This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of Bradley. Since last season, Bradley ranks 340th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 22.4 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Georgia Southern has forced the 92nd-most turnovers in the NCAA (20.3 percent). ,
These two teams are complete opposites in terms of the O/U total. Georgia Southern games have finished over 75.0 percent of the time, while 100.0 percent of games featuring Bradley have finished under. Both teams have excellent straight up (SU) records (5-1 for Georgia Southern; 5-1 for Bradley), but the Braves have the advantage against the spread (ATS). Bradley is 3-1-1 ATS, while the Eagles are 2-2.
Georgia Southern Eagles at Bradley Braves Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Georgia Southern, ATS Winner – Georgia Southern, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Braves rank 264th in assists per game (11.8) while the Eagles rank 311th (10.4).
- Georgia Southern ranks 28th in three pointers attempted per game (25.4) while Bradley ranks 282nd (18.2).
- The Eagles rank 13th in steals allowed per game (4.7) while the Braves rank 264th (7.6).
- Bradley averages 36.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 154th in the NCAA. Georgia Southern ranks 312th in rebounds allowed per game (39.5).