Arizona Wildcats vs. Bradley Braves - 11/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bradley Braves (1-0) vs. Arizona Wildcats (1-0)
NCAA Basketball: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -27 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The Arizona Wildcats look to climb the national rankings when the Bradley Braves come to town Monday.
The Bradley Braves opened the season by squeezing by Ball State 54-53 for a 1-0 start. It was good defense or poor offense with the Cardinals leading the shooting battle 36%-32% with eight more looks but this game was won at the charity stripe with Bradley hitting nine more free throws. The Braves received a game high 18 points and eight boards from Dwayne Lautier-Ognunleye on 4-6 from the field with Callum Barker tossed in 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds on 5-8 accuracy with the remainder of the team scoring 22 points.
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The Arizona Wildcats seem to be a national threat every year and this season isn’t any different with the team ranked number ten. That ranking wasn’t hurt with Zona pounding Pacific 79-61 in both teams opener. Zona opened up a 17 point lead after 20 minutes and seemed to coast the rest of the way as a 23 point favorite. Arizona held Pacific to less then 37% from the floor while connecting at 39% with the real difference coming at the foul line where the Wildcats held a 25-13 advantage. Ryan Anderson led the Zona attack with 18 points and 12 rebounds with Gabe York and Kadeem Allen each scoring 13 points. Mark Tollefsen and Kaleb Tarczewski combined for 19 points as the starters accounted for all but 13 points.
The over is 8-0 in Bradley last 8 Monday games and the under is 13-3 in their last 16 non-conference games while the Braves are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Arizona’s last 10 non-conference games while Arizona are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 home games. If Arizona decides to press the issue they cover and if not they just win