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College baskeball point spread favors Bulldogs in battle with Braves

Bradley BravesDrake Bulldogs
Feb 20, 8:05 PM | Knapp Center

Bradley Braves vs Drake Bulldogs Odds

15-12TEAM RECORD11-15

The Drake Bulldogs host Bradley on Wednesday, looking to build on their 11-15 mark against the 15-12 Braves in college hoops action at Knapp Center.

The Bulldogs sit at 11-15 (11-12-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Braves are currently 15-12 (12-11-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Drake is 15-6-2 OU, and Bradley is 11-10 OU.

View Bradley vs Drake Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Drake sat as 3.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 264-rated Bulldogs and the No. 270-ranked Braves, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-68 result in favor of the Braves.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Drake has the nation's No. 72-rated offensive output, at 71.9 PPG. The visiting Braves defense ranks No. 169 allowing on average 66.1 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 44.9% so far, more than the Braves marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Bradley owns the country's No. 201-rated mark, allowing 70.6 points per game on the highway. Drake, on the other hand, rates No. 82 in scoring at home.

Bradley was an 80-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Indiana State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Bradley earned an 80-68 victory over Indiana State on Saturday, getting 17 points from Tyshon Pickett at Carver Arena.

Drake lost its last outing, a 71-64 result against Northern Iowa on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. The Bulldogs got 18 points from Chris Hines, but it was Northern Iowa that prevailed in a 71-64 final on Saturday at Knapp Center.

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 1-0
After playing Indiana State are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Northern Iowa are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Braves at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Bradley's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Bradley's last 6 games when playing on the road against Drake
Bradley is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Drake
Bradley is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Drake's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Drake's last 6 games when playing at home against Bradley
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games when playing Bradley

Next up:
Bradley at Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, February 23
Drake home to Wisc-Green Bay, Saturday, February 23