The Bradley Braves and IUPUI Jaguars will battle at Carver Arena to get their seasons underway. Bradley is a 10-point favorite on the opening line, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 143 points. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
IUPUI Jaguars at Bradley Braves Odds Preview
Bradley did not reach the tournament following a 13-20 regular season campaign last season. IUPUI also was unable make the tournament following a 14-18 regular season.
The aggressive Bradley offense might be getting to the foul line a lot in this battle. The Braves ranked 63rd in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.280, while IUPUI ranked 329th in FTA rate allowed (0.313) in the 2016-17 season.
Last season, the Jaguars had records of 14-18 straight up (SU) and 12-16 against the spread (ATS). IUPUI games have a tendency to finish over the O/U total (60.7 percent).
The Braves, meanwhile, were 13-20 SU and 17-14 ATS last season. In accordance with IUPUI, games featuring Bradley had a tendency to go over the O/U total (58.1 percent).
IUPUI Jaguars at Bradley Braves ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Bradley, ATS Winner – IUPUI, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Braves average 3.7 blocks per game, which ranks 106th in the NCAA. The Jaguars rank 213th in blocks allowed per game (4.0).
- IUPUI ranks 83rd in three pointers attempted per game (23.2) while Bradley ranks 262nd (18.5).
- The Jaguars average 6.8 steals per game, which ranks 90th in the NCAA. The Braves rank 249th in steals allowed per game (7.8).
- IUPUI ranks 115th in assists per game (14.2) while Bradley ranks 274th (11.3).