Bradley vs. Drake - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Drake Bulldogs (20-13) at Bradley Braves (21-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 3:35 pm (Enterprise Center)
The Line: Bradley Braves -2.5 -- Over/Under:
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Drake Bulldogs and Bradley Braves meet Saturday in the college basketball MVC Tournament semifinal at the Enterprise Center.
The Drake Bulldogs look for another win after beating Northern Iowa on Friday. The Drake Bulldogs are averaging 69.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Liam Robbins is averaging 14 points and 6.5 rebounds while Roman Penn is averaging 11.6 points and six assists. Anthony Murphy is dishing 1.7 assists and D.J. Wilkins is grabbing three rebounds. The Drake Bulldogs are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Drake Bulldogs are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Drake Bulldogs have lost five of their last seven non-home games.
The Bradley Braves look for another win after beating Southern Illinois on Friday. 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 won three of their last four non-home games.
The Bulldogs are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 neutral site games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Braves are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games, 9-23 ATS in their last 32 Saturday games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 34-15 in Bulldogs last 49 neutral site games. The over is 5-1 in Braves last 6 overall.
These two teams are pretty much even on the year, but it's the Drake Bulldogs that's been more consistent lately defensively and won the last meeting by 13 points. Drake has won five of the last seven meetings against Bradley overall. In a game that could go either way, I want the free bucket with whoeever is getting it.