Bradley vs. Illinois State - 1/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Illinois State Redbirds (6-12) at Bradley Braves (13-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Carver Arena)
The Line: Bradley Braves -10.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Illinois State Redbirds and Bradley Braves meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Carver Arena.
The Illinois State Redbirds need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Illinois State Redbirds are averaging 66.3 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Zach Copeland is averaging 15.4 points and 2.3 assists while Keith Fisher III is averaging 7.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Dedric Boyd is dishing 0.9 assists and Jaycee Hillsman is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Illinois State Redbirds are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The Illinois State Redbirds are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game. The Illinois State Redbirds have lost all six road games.
The Bradley Braves look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Bradley Braves are averaging 73.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Elijah Childs is averaging 14.2 points and 1.3 assists while Darrell Brown is averaging 14.2 points and three rebounds. Nate Kennell is the third double-digit scorer and Ja'Shon Henry is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Bradley Braves are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bradley Braves are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The Bradley Braves have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Redbirds are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Braves are 38-18-2 ATS in their last 58 home games, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Wednesday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Braves last 7 home games and 5-2 in Braves last 7 overall.
The Illinois State Redbirds are a poor basketball team that loses on the road by an average of 11.7 points and is losing their last five games by an average of 10.2 points. Illinois State is also 5-12 ATS on the season. The Bradley Braves win at home by an average of 16.3 points and they're 11-7 ATS on the season. The Bradley Braves have won the last three meetings against the Illinois State Redbirds, and those games were decided by an average of 11.6 points. I'll eat the chalk with Bradley at home.