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Bradley vs. Indiana State - 2/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana State at Bradley
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Carver Arena
Peoria, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Bradley -2.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Indiana State at Bradley
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The Indiana State Sycamores and Bradley Braves meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Carver Arena.

The Indiana State Sycamores look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Indiana State Sycamores are averaging 69.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Tyreke Key is averaging 16.8 points and 1.7 assists while Jordan Barnes is averaging 16.1 points and 4.7 rebounds. Emondre Rickman is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and Bronson Kessinger is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Indiana State Sycamores are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana State Sycamores are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Indiana State Sycamores have lost four of their last five road games.

The Bradley Braves also need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Bradley Braves are averaging 66.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Darrell Brown is averaging 14.6 points and three assists while Elijah Childs is averaging 12.1 points and eight rebounds. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye is dishing 2.1 assists and Koch Bar is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Bradley Braves are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Bradley Braves are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Bradley Braves have lost four of their last five home games.

The Sycamores are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Braves are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. Missouri Valley and 16-35 ATS in their last 51 Saturday games. The Sycamores are 5-13 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Bradley and the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Braves last 5 overall. The under is 7-1 in Sycamores last 8 Saturday games.

The Indiana State Sycamores have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Bradley Braves, which includes a five-point victory last month. The problem is Indiana State isn't nearly as good on the road as it is at home, as the Sycamores have lost four of their last five, are losing by an average of 7.9 points and are 5-7 ATS. The Bradley Braves are due for a breakout victory, s they've been on the wrong side of some tough games at home, but they do enter this contest shooting 49.1 percent from the field in their last five games. If Bradley is going to get back on track and get a feel good victory to maybe turn things around, it's here. I'll lay the bucket. 

Pick:
Bradley -2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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