Indiana State vs. Bradley - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bradley Braves (7-15) at Indiana State Sycamores (10-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Hulman Center)
The Line: Indiana State Sycamores -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Bradley Braves and Indiana State Sycamores play Saturday at the Hulman Center.
The Bradley Braves could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. On the season, Bradley is averaging 58.6 points on 38.6 percent shooting and is allowing 61.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Auston Barnes is averaging 10.6 points and 4.2 rebounds while Tramique Sutherland is averaging 10.5 points and three assists. Josh Cunningham is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Omari Grier is shooting 38 percent from the field. The Bradley Braves have six players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 65.3 percent from the line and 33.1 percent from downtown. Defensively, Bradley is allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in 10 of its last 12 games. Ka'Darryl Bell and Warren Jones are both questionable for this game.
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The Indiana State Sycamores hope to get back to .500 after splitting their last six games. On the season, Indiana State is averaging 68.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 70.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Devonte Brown is averaging 12.8 points and 2.9 assists while Brenton Scott is averaging 11.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Khristian Smith is the third player averaging double digits and Justin Gant is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Indiana State Sycamores have six players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 69.3 percent from the line and 35 percent from downtown. Defensively, ISU is allowing 40.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up at least 70 points in five of its last 10 games.
The Braves are 8-23 ATS in their last 31 road games and 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Sycamores are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Missouri Valley. The Braves are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana State.
The Indiana State Sycamores aren't the same team they've been in years past, but they're clearly better than Bradley. Look for ISU to cover its fifth straight home game in a blowout.