Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Braves vs Redbirds CBB Odds
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13-6 (2-5 V) Bradley Braves vs. Illinois State Redbirds 9-9 (5-3 H)
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Illinois State -2
CBB Betting Total: 136
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The biggest beneficiary of Wichita State leaving the Valley was supposed to be Illinois State. They are not having a good season and we are pretty much halfway through.
Bradley has the same 3-3 conference record but has to be feeling pretty good overall. They just might reach 20 wins for the first time 2008-09. They have already matched last year.
The Braves have looked bad at times but overall this has been a good season. They have been able to pick off a few road wins too which is key.
Bradley knows it doesn’t have star power so they have been grinding out games. They give up just 62 points a game which makes their 68 points on offense workable.
Lead guard Darrell Brown is a flawed player but also the top scorer at 13ppg. He actually shoots better from three than he does inside the arc.
Dante Thomas is having his best season as a senior. He is scoring more and is a strong rebounder in the MVC at just 6’7″
Illinois State Redbirds
It has been a wacky up and down season for the Redbirds. They are coming into this one-off back to back losses after a promising MVC Start. They have to win.
The Redbirds have a trio of scorers that are averaging 16ppg. It is kind of unique and allows them to operate an offense that doesn’t really feature any one player.
Phil Fayne is a lanky inside player who has good instincts. He has only 200 pounds on his 6’9″ frame so he can get pushed around from time to time.
Milik Yarbrough and Keyshawn Evans are the other scoring at that level. Their games are complimentary as they mix it up inside and out.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-1 in BRAD last 9 road games.
- Under is 15-4 in BRAD last 19 overall.
- BRAD are 17-7-2 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
- Under is 11-4 in ILST last 15 home games.
- Over is 10-4 in ILST last 14 overall.
Free Bradley Braves vs. Illinois State Redbirds NCAAB Prediction:
I think you can ignore the records here and go with what you know. Illinois State is the better team.
I expect that they will be favoured at home and not mind too much if they have to play this one at a slower pace.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Illinois State -2
Illinois State has to be feeling kind of desperate. They have to get things going to prepare for a run though the MVC Tournament to get a bid. They will look like it here.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Illinois State 74 – Bradley 63
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