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College Basketball Matchup - Illinois State Redbirds Bradley Braves Odds Preview

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Feb 4, 8:05 PM | Redbird Arena

Bradley Braves vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds


The Illinois State Redbirds will hit the floor running against the visiting Bradley Braves Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Redbirds bring a 14-9 record (10-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-18 Braves, who are 10-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Illinois State go 12-7 so far and the Braves go 13-9.

View Bradley vs Illinois State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Redbirds as 12-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Redbirds, most recently No. 112 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Braves, who rate No. 318 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-58 victory for the Redbirds.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Braves rank No. 263 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.9 per game. That compares with Illinois State’s No. 188 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois State is college basketball's No. 22-ranked team at 8.3 per game, while the Braves rate No. 316 with 4.6 per game.

Defensively, Bradley features the nation's No. 291-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.9 points per game. Illinois State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 175 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Bradley was a 92-62 loser at home against Evansville. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Braves were hammered by Evansville on Wednesday, losing by a 92-62 final at Carver Arena in college basketball betting action.

Illinois State was a 102-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Creighton. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. The Redbirds were hammered by Creighton on Wednesday, losing by a 102-74 final at Qwest Center in college basketball betting action.

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Indiana State are 3-7
After playing Evansville are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Drake are 6-4
After playing Creighton are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Braves at Redbirds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Bradley's last 9 games on the road
Bradley is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Bradley is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Bradley
Illinois State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Bradley
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Illinois State's last 13 games

Next up:
Bradley home to Indiana State, Wednesday, February 8
Illinois State home to Drake, Wednesday, February 8