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College basketball point spread favors in battle with

Illinois State RedbirdsBradley Braves
11-9January 29, 2014, 08:00 | Carver Arena8-13



College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Redbirds of Illinois State hit the hard court against the Braves of Bradley.

The Braves sport a record of 8-13 and 5-12-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Redbirds have 11-9 and 8-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-15 for the Braves and 10-8 for the Redbirds.

View Illinois State Redbirds vs Bradley Braves Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Illinois State before tip-off in this one found them as 0-point over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 234 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Redbirds, who rate No. 114 in the latest survey.

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Illinois State was a 76-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Indiana State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Illinois State suffered a 76-62 loss against Indiana State on Saturday, getting 13 points from Bobby Hunter in a losing effort at Hulman Center.

Bradley was a 66-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Evansville. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Braves got 14 points from Walt Lemon, Jr., but it was Evansville that prevailed in a 66-60 final on Sunday at Ford Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Redbirds is ranked No. 108 in NCAA hoops at 36.4 per game. Contrast that with Bradley’s No. 193 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Bradley is the No. 241-ranked team in the country at 4.52 per game, while Illinois State rates No. 64 at 7.35 per game.

A few Redbirds at Braves trends to consider:
Illinois State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Illinois State is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Illinois State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Bradley is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
Bradley is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Bradley's last 9 games
Bradley is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home


Next up:
Illinois State home to Drake, Saturday, February 1st
Bradley at Missouri State, Saturday, February 1st

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