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Missouri Valley Tournament - NCAA hoops odds preview - Drake vs. Bradley

Drake BulldogsBradley Braves
March 7, 7:05 PM | Scottrade Center

Drake Bulldogs vs Bradley Braves Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Scottrade Center Thursday as host Bradley looks to handle the Drake Bulldogs in NCAA hoops action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Missouri Valley Tournament. Scottrade Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

This season, the Braves are 16-15 overall and 13-14-2 ATS ATS, while the Bulldogs are 14-16 and 14-13-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Bradley boasts a 13-12 on the OU, and Drake is 16-9-2.

View Drake vs Bradley Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Braves as 1-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 244-rated Drake taking on the No. 262-rated Braves in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-69 win for the Braves on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Bradley's No. 264-rated squad against Drake's No. 299-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Bradley rates No. 287 in the country with 5.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 nationally with 8.7 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Drake owns the country's No. 284-rated mark, allowing 74.1 points per game on the highway. Bradley, on the other hand, rates No. 147 in scoring at home.

Drake was a 66-63 loser in its last match at home against Southern Illinois. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs endured a 66-63 loss at the hands of the Salukis on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Ben Simons at Knapp Center.

Bradley lost its last outing, a 64-56 result against Missouri State on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Bradley suffered a 64-56 loss against Missouri State on Saturday, getting 13 points from Walt Lemon Jr. in a losing effort at JQH Arena.

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Southern Illinois are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
After playing Missouri State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bulldogs at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Bradley's last 10 games when playing Drake
Bradley is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Bradley is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Bradley is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Drake