The Drake Bulldogs and Bradley Braves meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Carver Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Drake Bulldogs Betting Preview
The Drake Bulldogs are averaging 76.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Tucker Devries is averaging 19.2 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Roman Penn is averaging 12.6 points and 5.3 assists. Garrett Sturtz is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Darnell Brodie is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Drake Bulldogs are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Drake Bulldogs are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.
The Bradley Braves Betting Preview
The Bradley Braves are averaging 71.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 61.3 points on 40 percent shooting. Rienk Mast is averaging 14 points and 7.8 rebounds, while Malevy Leons is averaging 11.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. Duke Deen is dishing 3 assists and Ja’Shon Henry is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Bradley Braves are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bradley Braves are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.
Drake vs Bradley Trends
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Braves are 20-5-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Bulldogs last 8 overall. The over is 10-4 in Braves last 14 overall. The favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
You can make a case for either side here, as these are the two teams to beat in the conference, and finding weaknesses is grasping at straws. With that said, Bradley is at home, where it wins by an average of 22.5 points and shoots 50.4 percent from the field. Bradley is also 11-2-1 ATS at home. I'll lay the bucket.