Drake at Bradley: 2/26/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Drake at Bradley: 2/26/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Bradley Braves (11-14) vs Drake Bulldogs (23-2)

Game Info: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Carver Arena)

Betting Odds: Bradley Braves +8.5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Drake Bulldogs and Bradley Braves face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Carver Arena. 

The Drake Bulldogs have found a whole lot of success this season and coming into this game they sit with a 23-2 record overall. Drake has won four games in a row and they have also covered the spread in all four of their games. In the last game against Evansville, the offense was strong 74 points and that led to a 11 point victory. Drake is averaging 77.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 64.1 points per game. Forward ShanQuan Hemphill has been the best player for Drake averaging 14.1 points while shooting 58.7 percent from the field.

On the other side of this matchup is the Bradley Braves who sit with an 11-14 record overall and they have lost three games in a row. Each of the last three games, Bradley has also failed to come away with a cover of the spread. Bradley on the season is averaging 67.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.7 points per game. Drake is shooting 44 percent from the field and 31.5 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Elijah Childs has been the best player for Bradley averaging 14.2 points while shooting 47.8 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from behind the three point line.

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Drake is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine road games. Bradley is 1-9-2 against the spread in their last 12 games overall. Drake is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight meetings against Bradley. The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings played between the two teams in Bradley. 

When these two teams face off the over has been a strong play and there is going to be no shortage of scoring in this game. Look for a high tempo game for the over to cash. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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