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Bradley Braves vs. Indiana State Sycamores - 2/12/14

Indiana State Sycamores (18-6) at Bradley Braves (11-14)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Carver Arena)

The Line: Bradley Braves +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


Bradley will put its two-game winning streak on the line when it hosts Indiana State. The Braves have won three of their last four, while the Sycamores have two of their last three.

Despite being the second best team in the Missouri Valley Conference, Indiana State has been a little shaky as of late.  It wasn’t very competitive against Wichita State and only beat Northern Iowa and Drake by six points or less. The Sycamores are 2-3 ATS in their last five games. They are also 10-12 ATS overall and 6-6 ATS on the road.

Bradley Braves vs. Indiana State Sycamores - 2/12/14

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The Braves are playing decent basketball in their last five games, as they’re holding teams to just 41.5 percent shooting and 61.2 points. They’ve covered the spread in four straight home games thanks to unbelievable shooting. While the Braves shoot only 42.7 percent on the season, that shooting percentage skyrockets to 48.5 percent on their home court. The Braves are 8-13-1 ATS on the season and 5-4-1 ATS at home.

The spread on this game almost makes you want to take Indiana State given the fact it is a top two team in the conference. However, the Braves managed to keep the previous meeting close, 62-59, and that game was on the road.

The Braves have played pretty well at home and have the confidence heading into this game knowing that they can compete with Indiana State. They’re 10-3 SU at home, while Indiana State is 8-4 SU on the road.

The home team is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings between these two teams, and the Sycamores are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games in Bradley.

I’ll take the Braves and the points in what could be an underrated upset on Wednesday.

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