Missouri Valley Tournament - NCAA hoops odds preview - Drake vs. Bradley
Drake Bulldogs vs Bradley Braves Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Scottrade Center Thursday as host Bradley looks to handle the Drake Bulldogs in NCAA hoops action.
This is a conference playoff game in the Missouri Valley Tournament. Scottrade Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
This season, the Braves are 16-15 overall and 13-14-2 ATS ATS, while the Bulldogs are 14-16 and 14-13-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Bradley boasts a 13-12 on the OU, and Drake is 16-9-2.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Braves as 1-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 244-rated Drake taking on the No. 262-rated Braves in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-69 win for the Braves on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Bradley's No. 264-rated squad against Drake's No. 299-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Bradley rates No. 287 in the country with 5.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 nationally with 8.7 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Drake owns the country's No. 284-rated mark, allowing 74.1 points per game on the highway. Bradley, on the other hand, rates No. 147 in scoring at home.
Drake was a 66-63 loser in its last match at home against Southern Illinois. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs endured a 66-63 loss at the hands of the Salukis on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Ben Simons at Knapp Center.
Bradley lost its last outing, a 64-56 result against Missouri State on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Bradley suffered a 64-56 loss against Missouri State on Saturday, getting 13 points from Walt Lemon Jr. in a losing effort at JQH Arena.
Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Southern Illinois are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
After playing Missouri State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Bulldogs at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Bradley's last 10 games when playing Drake
Bradley is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Bradley is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Bradley is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Drake