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Wichita State Shockers host Bradley Braves in college basketball action

Bradley BravesWichita State Shockers
Jan 26, 8:05 PM | Charles Koch Arena

Bradley Braves vs Wichita State Shockers Odds

12-8TEAM RECORD18-2

Bradley pays a visit to Wichita State on Saturday, hoping to send the Shockers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Charles Koch Arena.

The Shockers sit at 18-2 (10-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Braves are currently 12-8 (8-9-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Wichita State is 8-8 OU, and Bradley is 7-7 OU.

View Bradley vs Wichita State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Braves were listed as 15-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Shockers - Braves odds would favor the Shockers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wichita State is rated No. 20 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Bradley is at No. 198. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-69 win for the Shockers.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Braves rank No. 250 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.2 per game. That compares with Wichita State’s No. 44 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Wichita State is college basketball's No. 147-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Braves rate No. 275 with 5 per game.

Defensively, Bradley features the nation's No. 156-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.9 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 141 nationally in scoring at home.

Bradley lost its last outing, a 66-56 result against Evansville on January 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. The Braves endured a 66-56 loss at the hands of the Purple Aces on Wednesday, despite a 22-point effort from Walt Lemon Jr. at Ford Center.

Wichita State was a 62-52 winner in its last match on the road against Missouri State. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. Wichita State got 17 points from Cleanthony Early en route to a 62-52 victory over Missouri State on Wednesday at JQH Arena.

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois State are 6-4
After playing Evansville are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana State are 8-2
After playing Missouri State are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Braves at Shockers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Bradley's last 6 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bradley's last 5 games on the road
Bradley is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Bradley is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Bradley
Wichita State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wichita State's last 6 games when playing at home against Bradley

Next up:
Bradley home to Illinois State, Tuesday, January 29
Wichita State home to Indiana State, Tuesday, January 29