Kansas State Wildcats vs. Bradley Braves - 12/9/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bradley Braves (3-5) at Kansas State Wildcats (4-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Bramlage Coliseum)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas State Wildcats look to put on a show for the home crowd when the Bradley Braves visit.
If you have seen the Bradley Braves play you know they must control the scoreboard and put some points up to take some pressure off the defensive end of the floor. If the defense struggles then winning is a difficult task because scoring is not something this team does well. Both ends of the floor had issues in a 73-45 defeat at Memphis on Saturday as the Braves fell behind by 14 after 20 minutes and never recovered. The defense allowed 43% shooting by the Tigers which was golden with the Braves hitting at 27% from the field with 20 giveaways. Omari Grier was the Braves lone player to break double figures in the scoring column with 14 points on 3-9 from the floor while Warren Jones and Josh Cunningham chipping in with seven points with Cunningham grabbing seven rebounds.
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At first glance the 4-4 record of the Kansas State Wildcats is far from impressive but their have been some tough teams on the schedule. The Wildcats are hoping that some home cooking is a boost as they return home following a 65-64 loss at Tennessee on Saturday for their third defeat in four contests. Both teams defended the shot well with around 41% shooting allowed but the Wildcats struggled to protect the ball with 22 turnovers which was decisive in a game determined by a mere point. Marcus Foster was the best offensive option on the floor with a game high 23 points with a 7-14 mark from long range. Jevon Thomas turned in a 13 point, six assist effort before fouling out in 33 minutes while Nino Williams tossed in ten points and snagged eight rebounds but there was not enough help from the rest of the team.
The Braves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game while going 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. Bradley are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss of more than 20 points and are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Wildcats are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. Kansas State are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while going 13-4 ATS in their last 17 home games. The Braves are struggling to score and Kansas State can put up a big win if they play their game...