Bradley vs. Jacksonville State - 11/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Bradley vs. Jacksonville State - 11/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville State Gamecocks (0-2) at Bradley Braves (2-0)

College Basketball: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Carver Arena)

The Line: Bradley Braves -7 -- Over/Under: 136 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks will travel to Carver Arena to take on the Bradley Braves this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks fell to 0-2 on the year when they were defeated by the Penn State Nittany Lions, 76-61, this past Monday. Jacksonville State struggled on the offensive end against Penn State and couldn’t fight back after the Nittany Lions used a 7-2 run to take a 59-48 lead with 8:24 left in regulation. Jacksonville State shot just 39.7% from the field & 21.4% (3-14) from beyond the arc in the loss. The Gamecocks outrebounded Penn State by a 37-35 margin however, struggled with turnovers as they lost the turnover battle by a 16-6 margin. Leading the way for the Gamecocks was Jason Burnell who had a double-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, and a block.

On the season, Jacksonville State is averaging 66.5 ppg on 39.1% shooting from the field. The Gamecocks are averaging 3.5 three-pointers per game on 25.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Jacksonville State has been led by Jason Burnell (15.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.0 spg), Detrick Mostella (11.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.0 spg), Ty Hudson (10.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 3.0 apg), and Christian Cunningham (10.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.5 bpg). Defensively, Jacksonville State is allowing their opponents to average 84.0 ppg on 47.0% shooting from the field. The Gamecocks have a rebound margin of 2.0 and a turnover margin of -4.5.

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The Bradley Braves will look to stay undefeated on the young season after defeating the SE Missouri State Redhawks, 68-57, this past Saturday. Bradley used a 12-5 run at the end of the 1st half to take a 31-23 halftime lead and had no trouble pulling away for the victory after taking a 56-40 lead with just 5:39 left in regulation. Bradley shot only 38.8% from the field, however, held the Redhawks to just 31.6% shooting from the field and 17.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Bradley was outrebounded by a 40-37 margin but won the turnover battle by  a 15-13 margin. Leading the way for the Braves was Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye who had 22 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal.

On the season, Bradley is averaging 71.0 ppg on 43.8% shooting from the field. The Braves are averaging 5.5 three-pointers per game on 30.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Bradley has been led by Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye (17.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.0 apg, 2.5 spg), Darrell Brown (12.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.5 spg), Elijah Childs (12.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 3.0 spg, 2.5 bpg), and Koch Bar (11.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.5 bpg). Defensively, Bradley is holding their opponents to an average of 57.5 ppg on 36.9% shooting from the field. The Braves have a rebound margin of 7.5 and a turnover margin of 2.0.

The Gamecocks are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 however, just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Braves are 20-5-2 ATS in their last 27 home games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games.

Jacksonville State might be 0-2, but this is a much better team the early seasons stats say. I think these teams are pretty equal in talent level as I see this game being close at the end, I’m taking Jacksonville State and the points.

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Brett’s Pick Jacksonville State Gamecocks +7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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