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Illinois State Redbirds vs Bradley Braves College Basketball Betting Preview

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Illinois State Redbirds vs Bradley Braves battle Wednesday at Carver Arena as the Braves look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Bradley sat as 9.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Illinois State Redbirds vs Bradley Braves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois State Redbirds will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Wednesday; they are 11-6 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Bradley Braves are 8-9 ATS. Illinois State Redbirds are 8-9 on betting the total; Bradley Braves are 10-7.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 285-ranked Bradley Braves and the No. 32-rated Illinois State Redbirds in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Bradley's No. 181-rated squad against Illinois State's No. 110-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Bradley rates No. 171 in the country with 6.95 per game, while their foes tonight, the Illinois State Redbirds rank No. 73 nationally with 8.5 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Redbirds grabbed a 76-62 win over the Shockers on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from MiKyle McIntosh at Redbird Arena.

Bradley got 20 points from Darrell Brown but lost anyway, 81-71, to Indiana State on Saturday at Hulman Center.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Illinois State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois State's last 9 games
  • Illinois State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Bradley is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bradley's last 5 games
  • Bradley is 17-6 ATS in its last 23 games when playing Illinois State
  • Bradley is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois State

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois State home to Drake, Saturday, January 21st
Bradley at Missouri State, Saturday, January 21st