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Braves visit Michigan Wolverines in college basketball clash

Bradley BravesMichigan Wolverines
Dec 22, 6:30 PM | Crisler Arena

Bradley Braves vs Michigan Wolverines Odds

5-6TEAM RECORD9-2

The Michigan Wolverines will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Bradley Braves at Crisler Arena on Thursday in NCAAB play.

The Braves will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 3-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wolverines are 5-3 ATS. Bradley is 4-5 against the total, while Michigan is 6-1-1 versus the number.

View Bradley vs Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Braves are listed as 18-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 86 (Wolverines) and the No. 174 (Braves) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-64 result in favor of the Wolverines has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan's No. 126-ranked offense, averaging 71.2 PPG, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 174 at 66.6 PPG. The Wolverines field goal percentage has averaged 49.4% so far, more than the Braves marksmen have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Defensively, Bradley features the nation's No. 124-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 218 nationally in scoring at home.

Bradley was a 68-67 loser in its last match at home against Western Carolina. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites. The Braves endured a 68-67 loss at the hands of the Catamounts on Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from Dyricus Simms-Edwards at Carver Arena.

Michigan was an 87-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Alabama A&M. They covered the 26.5–point spread as favorites. Michigan cruised to victory on Saturday, running Alabama A&M out of the gym and running up an 87-57 score at Crisler Arena.

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Wichita State are 5-5
After playing Western Carolina are 0-2
After a loss are 5-5

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Penn State are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Braves at Wolverines trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bradley's last 6 games on the road
Bradley is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Bradley home to Wichita State, Wednesday, December 28
Michigan home to Penn State, Thursday, December 29

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