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Wichita State favored by 4 against Bradley on Sunday

Wichita State ShockersBradley Braves
Jan 6, 5:30 PM | Carver Arena

Wichita State Shockers vs Bradley Braves Odds


Bradley will look to improve on its 10-4 record on Sunday when they host Wichita State in NCAA basketball odds action at Carver Arena.

Bradley battles the Shockers, currently sitting with a 13-1 mark (7-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-5 for the Braves and 5-5 for the Shockers.

View Wichita State vs Bradley Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bradley opened as 4-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Braves - Shockers odds would favor the Shockers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Bradley is rated No. 107 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wichita State is at No. 23. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-74 win for the Shockers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Shockers is ranked No. 61 in NCAA hoops at 38.6 per game. Contrast that with Bradley’s No. 172 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Bradley is the No. 311-ranked team in the country at 4.4 per game, while Wichita State rates No. 130 at 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Wichita State features the nation's No. 51-rated defense on the road, allowing 63 points per game. Bradley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 172 nationally in scoring at home.

Wichita State won its last outing, a 75-63 result against Drake on January 2. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Nick Wiggins scored 18 points leading the Shockers to a 75-63 victory over Drake at Knapp Center on Wednesday.

In their last action, Bradley was a 66-60 winner on the road against Southern Illinois. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Bradley earned a 66-60 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Walt Lemon Jr. at SIU Arena.

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Illinois are 6-4
After playing Drake are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana State are 3-7
After playing Southern Illinois are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Shockers at Braves trends to consider:
Wichita State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wichita State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Bradley
Bradley is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bradley's last 5 games when playing at home against Wichita State
Bradley is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Bradley is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Wichita State

Next up:
Wichita State home to Southern Illinois, Wednesday, January 9
Bradley at Indiana State, Wednesday, January 9