Bradley Braves vs. Drake Bulldogs - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Drake Bulldogs (6-21) at Bradley Braves (4-24)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Carver Arena)
The Line: Bradley Braves -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Drake Bulldogs will travel to play the Bradley Braves in a MVC game on Saturday.
The Bradley Braves are 4-24 (2-13) and are coming off of a loss to Southern Illinois by a score of 71-59. Bradley has lost 3 games in a row and is currently 9th in the MVC standings. Bradley has conference wins against Indiana State and Loyola (CHI). Bradley is averaging 55 points per game while giving up 69.6 points per game. Bradley is also averaging 33.6 rebounds per game and 9 assists per game. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye is averaging 9.1 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for Bradley. Donte Thomas is averaging 9.1 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game for the Braves. Bradley is shooting 66.3% on free throws, 27.5% on three-pointers, and 37.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Drake Bulldogs are 6-21 (1-14) and are coming off of a loss to Evansville by a score of 80-74. Drake has lost 5 games in a row and is currently last in the MVC standings. Drake defeated Bradley by a score of 80-70 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Drake is averaging 68 points per game while giving up 72.9 points per game. Drake is also averaging 33.2 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game. Reed Timmer is averaging 17.2 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for Drake. Kale Abrahamson is averaging 11.5 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Drake is shooting 72.1% on free throws, 38.8% on three-pointers, and 45.1% on all field goal attempts.
Drake is 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games. Drake is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The over is 8-3 in Drake’s last 11 games. Bradley is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. Bradley is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The under is 7-2 in Bradley’s last 9 games following an ATS win. The road team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams have had rough years and are at the bottom of the MVC standings. Drake’s only conference win came against Bradley, but Bradley will be at home for this game. Bradley is very inconsistent on offense, while giving up about 70 points per game. Drake is better on offense and I like them on the road here.