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Bradley vs. New Mexico - 12/1/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Mexico Lobos (3-1) at Bradley Braves (6-2)
Date & Time Saturday December 1, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Bradley Braves -7 -- Over/Under: 154
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | New Mexico Lobos (3-1) at Bradley Braves (6-2)
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The New Mexico Lobos and Bradley Braves meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Carver Arena.

The New Mexico Lobos look for another victory to build on their 3-1 start to the season. The New Mexico Lobos are averaging 88.8 points on 51.6 percent shooting and allowing 85.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Anthony Mathis is averaging 16.5 points and two assists while Vance Jackson is averaging 16.5 points and 7.8 rebounds. Corey Manigault is the third double-digit scorer and Makuach Maluach is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The New Mexico Lobos are shooting 47.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico Lobos are allowing 40.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game. The New Mexico Lobos have won their last three road games.

The Bradley Braves look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Bradley Braves are averaging 72.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.6 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Darrell Brown is averaging 14.5 points and 3.8 assists while Elijah Childs is averaging 13.8 points and 8.5 rebounds. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye is the third double-digit scorer and Koch Bar is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Bradley Braves are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Bradley Braves are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.6 rebounds per game. The Bradley Braves have won five of their last six home games.

The Lobos are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 road games, 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Braves are 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Mountain West and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Lobos last 5 overall. The under is 36-15 in Braves last 51 non-conference games.

The New Mexico Lobos have had a fairly easy schedule up to this point and have still been getting rocked defensively. The Lobos won't win many more games if they continue this defensive performance. The Bradley Braves are currently an above average defensive team and have really impressed at home, which doesn't include their win over Penn State, the best win so far between these two teams. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with Bradley at home.

Pick:
Bradley Braves -7

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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