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Point spread favors Redbirds in battle with Braves

Bradley BravesIllinois State Redbirds
Feb 22, 8:05 PM | Redbird Arena

Bradley Braves vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds

10-18TEAM RECORD11-17

The Bradley Braves will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Redbirds in Illinois State at Redbird Arena on Tuesday in college basketball action.

The Redbirds currently sports a 11-17 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-15-1 ATS. The Braves are 10-18 and 10-14 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Redbirds produce a 11-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Braves have gone 15-8 against the number.

View Bradley vs Illinois State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Braves are listed as 3-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Redbirds, most recently No. 258 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Braves, who rate No. 303 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 62-61 victory for the Redbirds.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois State has the nation's No. 312-rated offensive output, at 61.5 PPG. The visiting Braves defense ranks No. 206 allowing on average 69 PPG. The Redbirds FG% has averaged 42.4% so far, less than the Braves marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

Defensively, Bradley features the nation's No. 221-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Illinois State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 336 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Bradley, they were an 81-75 winner as they battled Tennessee-Martin on the road. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Walt Lemon scored 20 points leading the Braves to an 81-75 victory over Tennessee-Martin at Skyhawk Arena on Saturday.

Illinois State was a 68-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Western Michigan. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs. Illinois State got 12 points from Austin Hill but lost anyway, 68-65, to Western Michigan on Saturday at University Arena.

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Drake are 3-7
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Evansville are 4-6
After playing Western Michigan are 2-0
After a loss are 1-9

A few Braves at Redbirds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Bradley's last 7 games on the road
Bradley is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Bradley is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Illinois State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Bradley
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games
Illinois State is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Bradley
Illinois State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Bradley home to Drake, Saturday, February 26
Illinois State at Evansville, Saturday, February 26

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