Indiana State vs Bradley Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/4/23
Bradley Braves (24-8) vs Indiana State Sycamores (22-11)
Game Info: Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 3:30 pm (Enterprise Center)
Betting Odds: Bradley Braves -3 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Bradley Braves will play the Indiana State Sycamores in the Semifinals of the MVC Tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Bradley Braves are 24-8 (16-4) this season after they defeated Northern Iowa by a score of 72-66 in their last game. Bradley shot 43.6% from the field and was +11 in rebounding margin in the win. The Bradley Braves are averaging 71.5 points per game, 61.3 points against per game, 35.4 rebounds per game, and 13.5 assists per game. Rienk Mast has led the Braves this season with 14 points per game, 8.0 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. Bradley is shooting 46.7% from the field, 66.7% on free throws, and 36.9% on three pointers this year.
Indiana State Preview
The Indiana State Sycamores are 22-11 (13-7) this season after they defeated Belmont by a score of 94-91 in their last game. Indiana State shot 50.8% from the field and made 16 three pointers in the win. The Indiana State Sycamores are averaging 79.3 points per game, 68.6 points against per game, 34.6 rebounds per game, and 15.9 assists per game. Courvoisier McCauley has led the Sycamores this season with 15.9 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, and 1.0 steal per game. Indiana State is shooting 48.2% from the field, 76.5% on free throws, and 34.7% on three pointers this year.
Indiana State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games. The over is 4-1 in Indiana State’s last 5 games. Bradley is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The over is 11-5 in Bradley’s last 16 games.
Bradley is the #1 seed in the MVC Tournament, but they nearly lost their first game against Northern Iowa on Friday. Indiana State has won their first two games of the tournament, but they played a very close game against Belmont on Friday. Bradley has been able to lean on their defense this season, which is allowing 61.3 points against per game, but they will play a high scoring Indiana State team in this matchup. I think we are going to see a higher scoring game here and I like the over.