Missouri State vs. Bradley - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Missouri State vs. Bradley - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Bradley Braves (12-5) at Missouri State Bears (8-9)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm (JQH Arena)

The Line: Missouri State Bears -1.5 -- Over/Under: 126.5

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The Bradley Braves and Missouri State Bears meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the JQH Arena.

The Bradley Braves look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Bradley Braves are averaging 72.1 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 62.6 points on 37.7 percent shooting. Elijah Childs is averaging 14.2 points and 1.3 assists while Darrell Brown is averaging 14.1 points and 2.9 rebounds. Nate Kennell is the third double-digit scorer and Ja'Shon Henry is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Bradley Braves are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bradley Braves are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Bradley Braves have lost four of their last five road games. 

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The Missouri State Bears look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Missouri State Bears are averaging 66.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 64.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Keandre Cook is averaging 14.4 points and 5.2 rebounds while Gaige Prim is averaging 12.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Tulio Da Silva is the third double-digit scorer and Lamont West is grabbing four rebounds. The Missouri State Bears are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Missouri State Bears are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Missouri State Bears have won six of their last seven home games.

The Braves are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 Wednesday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bears are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Braves last 5 road games. The under is 23-11 in Bears last 34 overall. 

The Bradley Braves lose on the road by an average of eight points and shoot just 35.5 percent from the field. The Missouri State Bears win at home by an average of 8.3 points and allow just 40.1 percent shooting. Missouri State has failed to cover three of its last eight home games, but in a toss up contest, I have to lean toward the Bears and the small chalk. 

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Randy’s Pick Missouri State Bears -1.5

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