Bradley vs. Evansville - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Evansville Purple Aces (11-4) at Bradley Braves (6-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Carver Arena)
The Line: Bradley Braves -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Evansville Purple Aces and Bradley Braves play Saturday night at the Carver Arena.
The Evansville Purple Aces have won four of their last six games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, Evansville is averaging 76.5 points on 51.5 percent shooting and is allowing 65.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting. D.J. Balentine is averaging 21.3 points and 3.8 assists while Egidijus Mockevicius is averaging 13.7 points and 10.6 rebounds. Mislav Brzoja is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Blake Simmons is shooting 50.5 percent from the field. The Evansville Purple Aces are one of the top offensive teams in the country with seven players averaging at least 5.7 points while they’re shooting 75.5 percent from the line and 35.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, Evansville is allowing teams to shoot 35.4 percent from deep and has allowed 71 or more points in four of its last seven games.
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The Bradley Braves have split their last four games and look for their second conference victory. On the season, Bradley is averaging 58.2 points on 38.3 percent shooting and is allowing 58.9 points on 40 percent shooting. Warren Jones is averaging 14.6 points and 3.8 rebounds while Tramique Sutherland is averaging 12.6 points and 3.1 assists. Auston Barnes is the third player averaging double-digit points and Josh Cunningham is grabbing seven rebounds. The Bradley Braves rely on their defense that’s allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 64 or less points in eight straight games. Offensively, however, Bradley is shooting just 64.2 percent from the free throw line and 32.5 percent from beyond the arc.
The Purple Aces are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Braves are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Missouri Valley and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
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