Indiana State Sycamores at Bradley Braves Betting Odds

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The Bradley Braves (19-11, 9-8 MVC) and Indiana State Sycamores (12-17, 7-10 MVC) will go head-to-head at Carver Arena to bring the regular season to a conclusion. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Indiana State Sycamores vs. Bradley Braves ATS Preview

In the Sycamores last contest, they defeated the Evansville Aces, 58-53. Jordan Barnes was Indiana State’s high scorer with 19 points on 5-for-11 shooting. Indiana State played a flawless game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.271 (above their season average of 0.250) and a turnover percentage of 9.1 (better than their season average of 18.2). For those same stats, Evansville was 0.190 and 11.5, respectively.

The Braves hope to maintain momentum after defeating the Missouri State Bears in their last outing, 82-78. Bradley’s Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye led the way, recording 18 points and six rebounds. The Braves knocked down 25 of their 31 free throws (80.6 percent) and had a turnover percentage of 12.1 (better than their season average of 17.8).

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Bradley figures to have a noteworthy advantage. The Braves defense ranks 38th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.473), while the Indiana State offense is ranked 227th in effective field goal percentage (0.503).

Donte Thomas has been playing at a high level over the last five games for Bradley, averaging 15.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.

These teams have already met once this season. The Braves won 81-73. The Braves dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7 and a great free throw rate of 0.255. For those same stats, the Sycamores were 27.3 and 0.214, respectively. Nate Kennell was the games leading scorer with 25 points.

Indiana State Sycamores at Bradley Braves Betting Prediction

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Indiana State, ATS Winner – Indiana State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Sycamores average 7.6 steals per game, which ranks 33rd in the NCAA. The Braves rank 120th in steals allowed per game (6.4).
  • Bradley ranks 125th in rebounds per game (35.9) while Indiana State ranks 158th in rebounds allowed per game (34.8).
  • Indiana State ranks 91st in three pointers attempted per game (23.8) while Bradley ranks 254th (18.9).
  • The Braves rank 25th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Sycamores rank 148th (3.9).
  • Bradley ranks 140th in assists per game (13.7) while Indiana State ranks 237th (11.7).

Betting Trends:

  • The Braves have been outscored by an average of 4.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Bradley has defeated opponents by an average of 3.2 points.
  • During their last five games, the Sycamores have scored an average of 67.8 points per game (5.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 75.0 points per game (2.2 above their season average).