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Bradley Braves host Illinois State Redbirds in college basketball action

Illinois State RedbirdsBradley Braves
Jan 29, 8:00 PM | Carver Arena

Illinois State Redbirds vs Bradley Braves Odds

12-9TEAM RECORD12-9

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Tuesday when the Redbirds of Illinois State hit the hard court against the Braves of Bradley.

The Braves sport records of 12-9 and 8-10-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Redbirds have 12-9 and 8-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-8 for the Braves and 7-9 for the Redbirds.

View Illinois State vs Bradley Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Braves as 3-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 236-ranked Braves and the No. 123-rated Redbirds in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-70 win for the Redbirds on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Bradley's No. 266-rated squad against Illinois State's No. 155-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Bradley rates No. 279 in the country with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 88 nationally with 7 per match.

Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 201-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.9 points per game. Bradley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 180 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Illinois State was a 67-62 winner at home against Evansville. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Redbirds got a 24-point performance from Jackie Carmichael, who added 14 rebounds, as Illinois State ran past Evansville 67-62 on Saturday at Redbird Arena.

In their last action, Bradley was a 73-39 loser on the road against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as underdogs. The Braves were hammered by Wichita State on Saturday, losing by a 73-39 final at Charles Koch Arena in college basketball betting action.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Southern Illinois are 4-6
After playing Evansville are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Creighton are 3-7
After playing Wichita State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Redbirds at Braves trends to consider:
Illinois State is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Bradley
Illinois State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Illinois State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Bradley
Bradley is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Bradley's last 6 games when playing Illinois State
Bradley is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Illinois State
Bradley is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Illinois State home to Southern Illinois, Saturday, February 2
Bradley at Creighton, Saturday, February 2