Southern Illinois at Bradley: 3/4/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Southern Illinois at Bradley: 3/4/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Bradley Braves (12-15) vs Southern Illinois Salukis (11-13)

Game Info: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:08 pm (Enterprise Center)

Betting Odds: Bradley Braves +1 -- Over/Under: 129 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Southern Illinois Salukis and Bradley Braves face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Scottrade Center. 

These two teams faced off twice this year and each team was able to come away with one victory. 

The Southern Illinois Salukis come into this game with an 11-13 record overall and they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against the Loyola Ramblers, they were competitive but were defeated in overtime. Southern Illinois on the season is averaging 54.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 68.4 points per game. Southern Illinois is shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Lance Jones has been the best player for Southern Illinois averaging 13.7 points while shooting 48.4 percent from the field and 30.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Bradley Braves who sit with a 12-15 record overall and coming into this game they have lost four of the last five games. The one win during that stretch was in their last game against Drake, a game they were able to win 67-61. Bradley on the season is averaging 67.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.9 points per game. Bradley is shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Elijah Childs has been the best player for Bradley averaging 14.2 points while shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from behind the three point line. 

The under is 8-0 in Southern Illinois last eight games overall. The under is 38-16 in Southern Illinois last 54 neutral site games. Bradley is 2-10-2 against the spread in their last 14 games overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Bradley’s eight neutral site games. 

Bradley is coming off an impressive win and they are going to find success in this game. Look for Bradley to come away with a cover and a win of the spread in this game. 

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