Bradley vs. Southern Illinois - 1/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Illinois Salukis (13-2) at Bradley Braves (2-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Carver Arena)
The Line: Bradley Braves +12 -- Over/Under: 131.5 See the Latest Odds
The Bradley Braves and the Southern Illinois Salukis face off on Wednesday in MVC college basketball action.
The Bradley Braves are 2-13 this season and they have been blown out in their last two games. Bradley is averaging 55.9 points per game and they are shooting 36.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye leads the Braves averaging 9.3 points per game. Donte Thomas is averaging 8.9 points and 5.9 rebounds, Antoine Pittman is averaging 8.0 points, and Luuk van Bree is averaging 7.1 points. Bradley may be one of the worst teams in the entire nation.
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The Southern Illinois Salukis are 13-2 this season and they have won their last five games. SIU is averaging 78.4 points per game and they are shooting 48.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Anthony Beane leads the Salukis averaging 21.7 points per game. Sean O’Brien is averaging 13 points and 6.8 rebounds, Mike Rodriguez is averaging 10.5 points, and Leo Vincent is averaging 7.7 points. Southern Illinois is 5-0 on the road this season.
Bradley is 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 home games, 8-20-1 against the spread against the MVC, and 1-6 against the spread following a loss. Southern Illinois is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 4-0-1 against the spread against the MVC, and 20-7 against the spread following a win. The home team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
I can see this game being high scoring and for it to go over the total so the over is my free pick.