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Drake Bulldogs visit Bradley Braves in NCAAB hoops battle

Drake BulldogsBradley Braves
Feb 26, 8:05 PM | Carver Arena

Drake Bulldogs vs Bradley Braves Odds

13-16TEAM RECORD10-19

The visiting Bulldogs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Carver Arena against the Bradley Braves.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 15-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Braves are 11-14 ATS. Drake is 12-10 on the totals; Bradley is 15-9.

View Drake vs Bradley Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Braves as 2.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 303 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 274 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 64-62 victory for the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 333 in NCAA hoops at 29.7 per game. Contrast that with Bradley’s No. 294 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Bradley is the No. 305-ranked team in the country at 4.9 per game, while Drake rates No. 112 at 6.8 per game.

Defensively, Drake features the nation's No. 206-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.8 points per game. Bradley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 300 nationally in scoring at home.

Drake was an 87-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Evansville. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites. Ryan Wedel went off for 29 points and added 1 rebound, leading Drake over Evansville, 87-69, on Wednesday at Knapp Center.

Bradley lost its last outing, a 51-50 result against Illinois State on February 22. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. Dyricus Simms-Edwards scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Braves to a win (they lost 51-50 to Illinois State at Redbird Arena on Tuesday).

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Evansville are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Illinois State are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bulldogs at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 6 games when playing on the road against Bradley
Drake is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Bradley
Drake is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Bradley is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Drake
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bradley's last 5 games when playing Drake
Bradley is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Drake
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bradley's last 6 games