NCAA hoops odds preview - Bradley vs. Central Michigan
Bradley Braves vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds
The Central Michigan Chippewas will hit the floor running against the visiting Bradley Braves Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Chippewas sit at 3-2 (2-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Braves are currently 4-1 (3-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Central Michigan is 0-1 OU, and Bradley is 0-0 OU.
Bettors looking to go with the Chippewas in this one found them listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Braves was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chippewas rated this week at No. 170 and the Braves sitting at No. 184. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 76-64 result in favor of the Braves.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Braves rank No. 102 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.8 per game. That compares with Central Michigan’s No. 192 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Central Michigan is college basketball's No. 135-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Braves rate No. 306 with 4.2 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Bradley owns the country's No. 259-rated mark, allowing 77 points per game on the highway. Central Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 263 in scoring at home.
Bradley won its last outing, an 80-57 result against Tennessee-Martin on November 24. They covered in that game as a 11-point favorite. Bradley cruised to victory on Saturday, running Tennessee-Martin out of the gym and running up an 80-57 score at Carver Arena.
In their last action, Central Michigan was a 54-52 winner at home against Idaho State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Blake Hibbitts scored 12 points leading the Chippewas to a 54-52 victory over Idaho State at Huntsman Center on Saturday.
Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Michigan are 3-1
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 1-1
After a win are 5-5
Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Niagara are 1-2
After a win are 3-7
A few Braves at Chippewas trends to consider:
Bradley is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Central Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Central Michigan is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
Bradley home to Michigan, Saturday, December 1
Central Michigan home to Niagara, Sunday, December 2