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Drake vs. Bradley - 2/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Bradley at Drake
Date & Time Tuesday February 19, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Knapp Center
Des Moines, Iowa
The Line
Drake Bulldogs -4 O/U: 138
TV Channel
STREAM
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The Bradley Braves and the Drake Bulldogs will meet up on the college basketball circuit Tuesday.

Bradley is currently sitting at 15-12 on the year. The Braves are riding a four-game win streak right now, taking out Northern Iowa, Indiana State, Loyola IL and Illinois State in that time.

In the Braves’ win over the Redbirds, the top team scorer was Nate Kennell, with 15 points, four rebounds and four assists. Darrell Brown added 13 points with three rebounds and three assists for Bradley in that one as well.

Over on the Drake side, they’re 20-7 this year. The Bulldogs have won four of their last five games, taking out Indiana State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois and Valparaiso in that stretch.

In the win over the Crusaders, Drake’s Brady Elliingson led the team on 21 points with two assists. The only other Bulldogs player in double-figures there was Nick McGlynn with 16 points, nine rebounds and two assists.

The Braves are 4-0 ATS in their last five games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last four versus the Missouri Valley. Bradley is 8-2-2 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are 8-2-2 ATS in their last 12 versus the Missouri Valley and 20-6-2 ATS in their last 26 overall. Drake is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 12-3-2 ATS in their last 17 after a straight-up win.

Despite scoring a relatively paltry 126 points across the last two outings, the Braves’ win streak remains intact and the team is rolling along pretty nicely. That said, three of Bradley’s last four wins have come by eight points or fewer.

Drake’s been putting up some solid points totals over their last three outings, and with a home lift here I like the Bulldogs to keep it going. I’ll take Drake on the cover in what should be a fun game.

Pick:
Drake Bulldogs -4

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