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Bradley Braves visit Portland Pilots in college basketball clash

Bradley BravesPortland Pilots
Dec 23, 9:00 PM | Orleans Arena

Bradley Braves vs Portland Pilots Odds

8-3TEAM RECORD6-7

The Portland Pilots hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Bradley Braves pay a visit to Orleans Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Orleans Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Pilots sport records of 6-7 and 3-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Braves have 8-3 and 6-2-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-3 for the Pilots and 3-2 for the Braves.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 229-ranked Pilots and the No. 202-rated Braves in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-63 win for the Braves on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 250 nationally ranked offense (64.4 points per game) against a Braves defense that sits as the No. 97 at 62.1 PPG. The Pilots have been averaging 42.6% from the field, less than the Braves have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).

Defensively, Bradley features the nation's No. 187-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 223 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Bradley was a 66-65 loser on the road against Virginia Tech. They earned a push of the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Braves endured a 66-65 loss at the hands of the Hokies on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Dyricus Simms-Edwards at Orleans Arena.

Portland lost its last outing, a 70-53 result against Colorado State on December 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Ryan Nicholas scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Pilots to a win (they lost 70-53 to Colorado State at Orleans Arena on Saturday).

Next up:
Bradley home to Drake, Saturday, December 29
Portland home to Texas-Pan American, Saturday, December 29

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