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Jan 10, 8:05 PM | Knapp Center

Bradley Braves vs Drake Bulldogs Odds

5-11TEAM RECORD8-7

The Drake Bulldogs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Bradley Braves at Knapp Center on Tuesday in NCAAB play.

Supporters of the Braves have watched them go 5-11 and 6-8 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 8-7 and 5-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 5-8, while the Braves have a 9-5 mark.

View Bradley vs Drake Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Bulldogs in this one, they're listed as 7.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 256 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Braves, who rate No. 274 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-62 victory for the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Drake's No. 182 nationally ranked offense (68.1 points per game) against a Braves defense that sits as the No. 271 at 71.4 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 45.8% from the field, more than the Braves have managed so far this season (43.4% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Bradley owns the country's No. 195-rated mark, allowing 71.8 points per game on the highway. Drake, on the other hand, rates No. 148 in scoring at home.

Bradley was a 92-83 loser in its last match at home against Creighton. They covered the 11–point spread as underdogs. Taylor Brown scored 25 points for Bradley on Saturday, but the Bluejays managed a 92-83 victory over the Braves at Carver Arena.

In their last action, Drake was an 83-68 loser at home against Northern Iowa. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. Rayvonte Rice went off for 27 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Northern Iowa handed Drake an 83-68 defeat at Knapp Center.

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Wichita State are 5-5
After playing Creighton are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Evansville are 7-3
After playing Northern Iowa are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Braves at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bradley's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bradley's last 5 games when playing on the road against Drake
Bradley is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Drake
Bradley is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Drake is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games when playing Bradley
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games when playing at home against Bradley
Drake is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Bradley at Wichita State, Friday, January 13
Drake at Evansville, Friday, January 13

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