Bradley Braves vs. Southeast Missouri State Redhawks - 11/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (2-1) at Bradley Braves (1-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Carver Arena)
The Line: Bradley Braves -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The SE Missouri State Redhawks meet the Bradley Braves for some college basketball action on Friday.
The SE Missouri State Redhawks are not expected to do much this season so any win is huge. The Redhawks picked up their second victory with a 74-71 upset at Western Illinois as an eleven point favorite. This went down to the wire with both teams sinking shots in the 45% range with the Redhawks sinking six more free throws to squeeze out the win in a close boxscore. SEMO received a game high 20 points and six pulls from Antonius Cleveland on 8-11 from the floor with William Tchiengang dropping 15 points and snagging seven boards. Trey Kellum and Denzel Mahoney added 15 and ten points while combining for ten boards to give the Redhawks four strong contributors.
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The Bradley Braves have a tough task in competing in a very tough Missouri Valley and have not gotten much ink in the preseason. The Braves come off a 63-49 loss to Delaware where their offense faltered. The Blue Hens led by 19 points heading to the locker room and were never in danger as they won the battle of marksmanship 44%-32%.The Braves had three double digit scorers but needed more punch with leading scorer Alex Foster tossing in 12 points on 5-6 from the field. Darrell Brown added eleven points and Jolo McGlaston scored ten but with the rest of the team combining for 16 points, the Braves needed more contributors and perhaps a bit more explosiveness.
The over is 7-2-1 in SE Missouri State last 10 overall and the under is 8-3 in SE Missouri State last 11 non-conference games. The under is 16-5 in Bradley last 21 Friday games and the under is 20-7 in Bradley last 27 non-conference games while the under is 30-11 in Bradley last 41 home games.
We could debate which is the better team until the cows come home but this is too many points to give away…