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Bradley Braves visit Missouri State Bears in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Bradley BravesMissouri State Bears
9-13February 01, 2014, 03:05 | JQH Arena14-7

Missouri State looks to cover the Bears-Braves pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 14-7 mark when they host Bradley in college basketball wagering action.

The Bears currently sports a 14-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-8 ATS. The Braves are 9-13 and 6-12-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bears produce a 11-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Braves have gone 2-16 against the number.

View Bradley Braves vs Missouri State Bears Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bears as -8-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 234-rated Bradley taking on the No. 275-rated Bears in this contest.

Bradley was a 64-46 winner in their most recent outing at home against Illinois State. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Bradley got 20 points from Walt Lemon, Jr. en route to a 64-46 victory over Illinois State on Wednesday at Carver Arena.

Missouri State was an 84-74 loser in its last match on the road against Drake. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Austin Ruder scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 84-74 to Drake at Knapp Center on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Missouri State's No. 121-ranked scoring average of 72.67 PPG, against a Braves defense rated No. 56 and allowing 66.14 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 44.26% to date this season, more than the Braves shooters have managed so far (42.88% per game).

A few Braves at Bears trends to consider:
Bradley is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Bradley is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
Bradley is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Bradley's last 10 games
Missouri State is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
Missouri State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Missouri State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Missouri State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Bradley

Next up:
Bradley at Loyola of Chicago, Thursday, February 6th
Missouri State at Evansville, Wednesday, February 5th