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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Braves underdogs vs Sycamores at Bradley

Indiana State SycamoresBradley Braves
17-6February 12, 2014, 08:00 | Carver Arena11-14



The Bradley Braves will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Indiana State Sycamores at Carver Arena in NCAA basketball action.

The Braves currently sports a 11-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-13-1 ATS. The Sycamores are 17-6 and 10-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Braves produce a 4-17 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Sycamores have gone 10-9 against the number.

View Indiana State Sycamores vs Bradley Braves Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -3.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

This game matches up the No. 122 (Braves) and the No. 108 (Sycamores) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Indiana State won its last outing, a 60-56 result against Drake on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. Indiana State got 19 points from Khristian Smith en route to a 60-56 victory over Drake on Sunday at Hulman Center.

Bradley won its last outing, an 83-66 result against Evansville on February 9. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. Bradley got 25 points from Walt Lemon, Jr. en route to an 83-66 victory over Evansville on Sunday at Carver Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Sycamores rank No. 207 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.21 per game. That compares with Bradley’s No. 190 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Bradley is college basketball's No. 228-ranked team at 4.76 per game, while the Sycamores rate No. 90 with 6.79 per game.

A few Sycamores at Braves trends to consider:
Indiana State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Indiana State is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana State's last 9 games
Indiana State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Bradley is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Bradley is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Bradley is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
Bradley is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Indiana State home to Southern Illinois, Saturday, February 15th
Bradley at Illinois State, Saturday, February 15th

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