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Bradley Braves host Illinois State Redbirds in college basketball action

Illinois State RedbirdsBradley Braves
Jan 29, 8:00 PM | Carver Arena

Illinois State Redbirds vs Bradley Braves Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Tuesday when the Redbirds of Illinois State hit the hard court against the Braves of Bradley.

The Braves sport records of 12-9 and 8-10-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Redbirds have 12-9 and 8-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-8 for the Braves and 7-9 for the Redbirds.

View Illinois State vs Bradley Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Braves as 3-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 236-ranked Braves and the No. 123-rated Redbirds in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-70 win for the Redbirds on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Bradley's No. 266-rated squad against Illinois State's No. 155-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Bradley rates No. 279 in the country with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 88 nationally with 7 per match.

Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 201-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.9 points per game. Bradley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 180 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Illinois State was a 67-62 winner at home against Evansville. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Redbirds got a 24-point performance from Jackie Carmichael, who added 14 rebounds, as Illinois State ran past Evansville 67-62 on Saturday at Redbird Arena.

In their last action, Bradley was a 73-39 loser on the road against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as underdogs. The Braves were hammered by Wichita State on Saturday, losing by a 73-39 final at Charles Koch Arena in college basketball betting action.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Southern Illinois are 4-6
After playing Evansville are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Creighton are 3-7
After playing Wichita State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Redbirds at Braves trends to consider:
Illinois State is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Bradley
Illinois State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Illinois State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Bradley
Bradley is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Bradley's last 6 games when playing Illinois State
Bradley is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Illinois State
Bradley is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Illinois State home to Southern Illinois, Saturday, February 2
Bradley at Creighton, Saturday, February 2