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Drake vs. Bradley - 3/5/15 MVC Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Bradley Braves (8-23) at Drake Bulldogs (9-21)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 9:30 pm (Scottrade Center)

The Line: Drake Bulldogs 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Bradley Braves and Drake Bulldogs meet Thursday in the first round of the MVC Tournament.

The Bradley Braves hope to snap a six-game losing streak. On the season, Bradley is averaging 56.8 points on 37.1 percent shooting and is allowing 62.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Warren Jones is averaging 12.6 points and 1.7 assists while Tramique Sutherland is averaging 11.8 points and four rebounds. Auston Barnes is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Ka'Darryl Bell is dishing 2.2 assists. The Bradley Braves have five players averaging at least 7.6 points, and they’re shooting 66.4 percent from the line and 30.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Bradley is allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in six of its last seven games.

Drake vs. Bradley - 3/5/15 MVC Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Drake Bulldogs look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, Drake is averaging 59 points on 45.3 percent shooting and is allowing 67.4 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Reed Timmer is averaging 11.6 points and 2.5 assists while Gary Ricks Jr. is averaging 10.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. Jacob Enevold Jensen is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Jordan Daniels is dishing 1.3 assists. The Drake Bulldogs have five players averaging at least 7.1 points, and they’re shooting 76.2 percent from the line and 41.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Drake is allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four of its last six games.

The Braves are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Missouri Valley and 18-37-2 ATS in their last 57 games overall. The Bulldogs are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 9-3-2 ATS in their last 14 games overall. 

In a pick em game between these two teams, I'm going with the Drake Bulldogs who have won the two regular season meetings. 

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