Bradley vs. Indiana State - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana State Sycamores (14-15) at Bradley Braves (8-22)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Carver Arena)
The Line: Bradley Braves +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana State Sycamores and Bradley Braves meet Saturday afternoon at the Carver Arena.
The Indiana State Sycamores look to finish strong after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Indiana State is averaging 67.1 points on 43 percent shooting and is allowing 67.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Devonte Brown is averaging 12.3 points and 3.2 assists while Brenton Scott is averaging 11.6 points and 3.5 rebounds. Khristian Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Gant is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Indiana State Sycamores have four players averaging at least 9.5 points, and they’re shooting 70.2 percent from the line and 36.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Indiana State is allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four straight games.
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The Bradley Braves have one more shot to snap a five-game skid. On the season, Bradley is averaging 57.7 points on 38 percent shooting and is allowing 61.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Warren Jones is averaging 12.7 points and 2.6 rebounds while Tramique Sutherland is averaging 12 points and 3.1 assists. Auston Barnes is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Omari Grier is shooting 37.1 percent. The Bradley Braves have four players averaging at least 7.9 points, and they’re shooting 66.7 percent from the line and 30.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Bradley is allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in five of its last six games.
The Sycamores are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss and 8-22 ATS in their last 30 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Braves are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-23-1 ATS in their last 32 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Sycamores are 3-11 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Bradley and the favorite is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Indiana State Sycamores are by far the better team here and should have little trouble beating up a below-average Bradley team. Take the road team in a toss up game.