New Mexico Lobos vs. Bradley Braves Free Prediction

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The New Mexico Lobos (3-1) and their great offense visit Bradley to play the Braves (6-2) and their superb defense. The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

New Mexico Lobos at Bradley Braves Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Braves were beaten by the IUPUI Jaguars, 85-73, while the Lobos beat the UTEP Miners, 84-78.

The Lobos made 21 of their 28 free throws (75.0 percent), while the Miners had a turnover percentage of 21.1 (above the 15.9 mark opponents have averaged against New Mexico this season). Bradley, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (13.1 vs. 16.4). Bradley received a boost from Luuk van Bree, who had 18 points. Vance Jackson fueled New Mexico with 14 points and five rebounds.

It might be a mistake-prone game for the Bradley offense. Since the 2017-18 season, Bradley ranks 277th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.0 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of New Mexico has forced the 20th-most turnovers in the nation (22.3 percent). Furthermore, the Lobos’ 41st-ranked offense (offensive efficiency of 113.1) will square off against the Braves’ 44th-ranked defense (defensive efficiency of 98.4).

New Mexico Lobos at Bradley Braves Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – New Mexico, ATS Winner – Bradley, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • New Mexico ranks 12th in three pointers attempted per game (28.2) while Bradley ranks 282nd (18.7).
  • The Lobos rank 44th in steals per game (7.4) while the Braves rank 148th in steals allowed per game (6.1).
  • Bradley ranks 78th in blocks per game (3.9) while New Mexico ranks 139th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
  • The Braves rank 185th in rebounds per game (35.1) while the Lobos rank 312th (31.7).
  • New Mexico ranks 45th in assists per game (15.7) while Bradley ranks 151st (13.7).