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Braves open as college hoops underdog vs Bulldogs

Drake BulldogsBradley Braves
10-3January 04, 2014, 08:00 | Carver Arena5-9

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Bradley and Drake on Saturday, with the host Braves trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Bradley battles the Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 10-3 mark (8-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-9 for the Braves and 5-4 for the Bulldogs.

View Drake Bulldogs vs Bradley Braves Odds and Stats.

The Bulldogs were listed as -3.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

This game matches up the No. 232 (Braves) and the No. 55 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Drake, they were a 94-66 winner as they battled Evansville at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point favorite. The Bulldogs blew out Evansville on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 94-66 win at Knapp Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Bradley's No. 244-ranked offense, averaging 64.71 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 65 at 65.77 PPG. The Braves field goal percentage has averaged 42.61% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.02% per game.

A few Bulldogs at Braves trends to consider:
Drake is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Drake is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Drake is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games on the road
Bradley is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Bradley is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Bradley is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Bradley is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Drake

Next up:
Drake home to Indiana State, Wednesday, January 8th
Bradley at Missouri State, Wednesday, January 8th