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Bradley Braves Face the Illinois State Redbirds: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Redbird Arena features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Illinois State Redbirds and the visiting Bradley Braves in college hoops betting odds action on Sunday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Bradley Braves were listed as 17-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Bradley Braves vs Illinois State Redbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Bradley Braves will look to cover the spread vs the Illinois State Redbirds on Sunday, as the Braves are 10-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Redbirds are 12-12 ATS. Bradley is 8-16 against the total, while Illinois State is 11-13 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 73-ranked Illinois State Redbirds and the No. 283-rated Bradley Braves in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Illinois State's No. 223-ranked offense, averaging 67 PPG, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 101 at 69.38 PPG. The Redbirds field goal percentage has averaged 40.89% so far, more than the Braves marksmen have achieved on the year, 36.74% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Bradley got 18 points from Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye but lost anyway, 54-43, to Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday at Carver Arena.

The Redbirds grabbed a 70-60 win over the Purple Aces on Thursday, behind a 18-point effort from Nick Banyard at Ford Center.

Betting Trends
  • Bradley is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Bradley's last 11 games
  • Bradley is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Bradley is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Illinois State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 6 games
  • Illinois State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Bradley at Southern Illinois, Wednesday, February 17th
Illinois State at Indiana State, Wednesday, February 17th