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Bradley Braves vs Missouri State Bears Betting Matchup Report

Missouri State BearsBradley Braves
Jan 21, 8:00 PM | Carver Arena

Missouri State Bears vs Bradley Braves Odds

11-9TEAM RECORD6-14

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Bradley Braves try to run the Bears off the court at Carver Arena in college hoops action.

The Braves sport records of 6-14 and 8-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bears have 11-9 and 9-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-6 for the Braves and 11-5 for the Bears.

View Missouri State vs Bradley Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bears are listed as 6-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Braves rated this week at No. 301 and the Bears sitting at No. 60. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-60 result in favor of the Bears.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Bradley's No. 242-ranked offense, averaging 65 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 85 at 63.4 PPG. The Braves field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Missouri State owns the country's No. 44-rated mark, allowing 63.2 points per game on the highway. Bradley, on the other hand, rates No. 273 in scoring at home.

Missouri State was a 66-65 loser in its last match at home against Creighton. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Missouri State got 14 points from Anthony Downing but lost anyway, 66-65, to Creighton on Wednesday at JQH Arena.

Bradley was a 90-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Evansville. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Bradley was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Evansville and falling by a 90-67 score at Ford Center.

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Illinois State are 7-3
After playing Creighton are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Southern Illinois are 7-3
After playing Evansville are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bears at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Missouri State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Bradley
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Missouri State's last 7 games on the road
Missouri State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Bradley
Missouri State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Bradley
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Bradley's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Bradley's last 7 games when playing at home against Missouri State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bradley's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bradley's last 5 games when playing Missouri State

Next up:
Missouri State at Illinois State, Wednesday, January 25
Bradley at Southern Illinois, Tuesday, January 24

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