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Bradley Braves vs Illinois State Redbirds College Basketball Betting Preview

Bradley Braves

vs

Illinois State Redbirds
Saturday, January 17, 2015 5:00 PM ET
Redbird Arena

Redbird Arena will host Bradley Braves vs Illinois State Redbirds action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Bradley Braves vs Illinois State Redbirds Opening Odds and Betting Line

Bettors looking to go with the Illinois State Redbirds in this one found them listed as -11-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu for Saturday's contest. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Braves was expected to move the line.

Bradley Braves vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Bradley Braves will look to cover the spread vs the Illinois State Redbirds on Saturday, as the Braves are 4-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Redbirds are 10-6 ATS. Bradley is 1-8 against the total, while Illinois State is 6-4 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 21 (Illinois State) and the No. 202 (Bradley) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

How Bradley Braves vs Illinois State Redbirds Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois State's No. 66-ranked scoring average of 72.12 PPG, against a Bradley Braves defense rated No. 31 and allowing 59.56 PPG. The Illinois State Redbirds FG% has averaged 43.86% to date this season, more than the Bradley Braves shooters have managed so far (37.44% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Bradley suffered a 63-52 loss against Northern Iowa on Tuesday, getting 14 points from Auston Barnes in a losing effort at Carver Arena.

The Redbirds got 21 points from Daishon Knight, but it was Indiana State that prevailed in a 71-70 final on Wednesday at Hulman Center.

Bradley Braves vs Illinois State Redbirds Betting Odds Trends

Bradley is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Bradley is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bradley's last 5 games
Bradley is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Illinois State is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Bradley
Illinois State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Bradley
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois State's last 7 games when playing Bradley

Next Betting Matchups

Bradley at Southern Illinois, Wednesday, January 21st
Illinois State at Drake, Tuesday, January 20th

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