Bradley vs. Southern Illinois - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Bradley vs. Southern Illinois - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Illinois Salukis (16-15) at Bradley Braves (20-11)

College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Enterprise Center)

The Line: Bradley Braves -4.5 -- Over/Under: 125.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Southern Illinois Salukis and Bradley Braves meet Friday in the college basketball MVC Tournament at the Enterprise Center.

The Southern Illinois Salukis need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Southern Illinois Salukis are averaging 62.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 43 percent shooting. Aaron Cook is averaging 15 points and three rebounds while Marcus Domask is averaging 13.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. Eric McGill is the third double-digit scorer and Barret Benson is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Southern Illinois Salukis are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Illinois Salukis are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.1 rebounds per game. The Southern Illinois Salukis have lost three straight non-home games.

The Bradley Braves have won five of their last seven games. The Bradley Braves are averaging 71.5 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Darrell Brown is averaging 14.8 points and 2.7 rebounds while Elijah Childs is averaging 14.8 points and 1.3 assists. Nate Kennell is the third double-digit scorer and Ja'Shon Henry is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Bradley Braves are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Bradley Braves are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Bradley Braves have lost four of their last six non-home games.

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The favorite is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Bradley Braves have consistently been the better team this season and won and covered both games against Southern Illinois. The Southern Illinois Salukis enter this tournament in rough shape with losses in five of their last six games, and they're allowing 46.7 percent shooting from the field and 40.5 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Southern Illinois Salukis are 4-11-1 against the spread this season in non-home games. The Bradley Braves win by an average of 8.9 points while allowing just 38.9 percent shooting from the field when favored. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with Bradley in this contest. 

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Randy’s Pick Bradley Braves -4.5

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