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NCAA hoops odds preview - Bradley vs. Missouri State

Bradley BravesMissouri State Bears
March 2, 8:05 PM | JQH Arena

Bradley Braves vs Missouri State Bears Odds

16-14TEAM RECORD9-21

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Braves of Bradley hit the hard court against the Bears of Missouri State.

The Bears sport records of 9-21 and 14-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Braves have 16-14 and 13-13-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-9-1 for the Bears and 13-11 for the Braves.

View Bradley vs Missouri State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Missouri State Bears as 1-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears - Braves odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Missouri State is rated No. 282 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Bradley is at No. 253. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 65-59 win for the Braves.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Missouri State's No. 329-rated squad against Bradley's No. 276-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Missouri State rates No. 243 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 281 nationally with 5.1 per match.

Defensively, Bradley features the nation's No. 222-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. Missouri State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 302 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Bradley was an 80-62 loser at home against Creighton. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Braves endured an 80-62 loss at the hands of the Bluejays on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Walt Lemon Jr. at Carver Arena.

In their last action, Missouri State was an 86-50 loser on the road against Illinois State. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Missouri State was run off the court by the Redbirds on Wednesday as Illinois State routed them 86-50 at Redbird Arena.

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Creighton are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Illinois State are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Braves at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Bradley's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bradley's last 6 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
Bradley is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Bradley is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Missouri State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Bradley
Missouri State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Bradley
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Missouri State's last 17 games when playing Bradley
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri State's last 6 games