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Wichita State ShockersBradley Braves
Dec 28, 8:00 PM | Carver Arena

Wichita State Shockers vs Bradley Braves Odds

9-2TEAM RECORD5-7

The Bradley Braves will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Shockers at Carver Arena in NCAAB action.

The Braves are 5-7 so far on the season, and 4-6 ATS vs. the number. The Shockers, meanwhile, are 9-2 and 3-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Bradley go 5-5 and the Shockers go 5-3 on the totals.

View Wichita State vs Bradley Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Wichita State before tip-off in this one will find them as 10-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Braves - Shockers odds would favor the Shockers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Bradley is rated No. 192 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wichita State is at No. 3. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 86-66 win for the Shockers.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Shockers is ranked No. 24 in NCAA hoops at 39.7 per game. Contrast that with Bradley’s No. 149 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Bradley is the No. 338-ranked team in the country at 3.8 per game, while Wichita State rates No. 70 at 7.6 per game.

Defensively, Wichita State features the nation's No. 120-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.2 points per game. Bradley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 285 nationally in scoring at home.

Wichita State was a 102-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Newman. Wichita State cruised to victory on Monday, running Newman out of the gym and running up a 102-53 score at Charles Koch Arena.

In their last action, Bradley was a 77-66 loser on the road against Michigan. They covered the 16–point spread as underdogs. The Braves endured a 77-66 loss at the hands of the Wolverines on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from Taylor Brown at Crisler Arena.

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Creighton are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana State are 4-6
After playing Michigan are 0-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Shockers at Braves trends to consider:
Wichita State is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wichita State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Bradley
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bradley's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bradley's last 6 games when playing at home against Wichita State
Bradley is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Bradley is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Wichita State home to Creighton, Saturday, December 31
Bradley at Indiana State, Saturday, December 31

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