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NCAA hoops odds preview - Bradley vs. Drake

Bradley BravesDrake Bulldogs
March 3, 9:35 PM | Scottrade Center

Bradley Braves vs Drake Bulldogs Odds

11-19TEAM RECORD13-17

The Drake Bulldogs will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Braves at Scottrade Center in NCAAB action.

It's a game in the Missouri Valley Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Scottrade Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Bulldogs sit at 13-17 (15-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Braves are currently 11-19 (12-14 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Drake is 13-10 OU, and Bradley is 16-9 OU.

View Bradley vs Drake Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Drake opened as 1-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 283-rated Bulldogs and the No. 268-ranked Braves, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 66-64 result in favor of the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Drake's No. 331-rated squad against Bradley's No. 290-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Drake rates No. 117 in the country with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 303 nationally with 4.9 per match.

Defensively, Bradley features the nation's No. 182-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Drake, meanwhile, comes in at No. 210 nationally in scoring at home.

Bradley was a 90-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Drake. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites. The Braves blew out Drake on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 90-64 win at Carver Arena.

Drake was a 90-64 loser in its last match on the road against Bradley. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as underdogs. Drake was run off the court by the Braves on Saturday as Bradley routed them 90-64 at Carver Arena.

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Drake are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Bradley are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Braves at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drake's last 6 games when playing Bradley
Drake is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Bradley