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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Braves over Bears

Missouri State BearsBradley Braves
11-3January 08, 2014, 08:00 | Carver Arena5-9



Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Bradley Braves try to run the Missouri State Bears off the court at Carver Arena in college hoops action.

Bradley battles the Bears, currently sitting with a 11-3 mark (3-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-9 for the Braves and 8-0 for the Bears.

View Missouri State Bears vs Bradley Braves Odds and Stats.

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.

The Braves - Bears odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Bradley is rated No. 290 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Missouri State is at No. 214.

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Bradley won its last outing, a 68-57 result against Drake on January 4. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. The Braves used a 31-point performance from Walt Lemon, Jr. to help Bradley smack Drake 68-57 on Saturday at Carver Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Bradley's No. 179-rated squad against Missouri State's No. 157-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Bradley rates No. 245 in the country with 4.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 80 nationally with 7.07 per match.

A few Bears at Braves trends to consider:
Missouri State is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Missouri State is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Missouri State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Bradley
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Missouri State's last 18 games when playing Bradley
Bradley is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Bradley is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Bradley is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Bradley is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Missouri State


Next up:
Missouri State home to Wichita State, Saturday, January 11th
Bradley at Indiana State, Saturday, January 11th

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