The No. 1 seed Bradley Braves (24-8, 16-4 MVC) and the No. 5 seed Indiana State Sycamores (22-11, 13-7 MVC) meet in the MVC Tournament Saturday at Enterprise Center. Gametime is at 3:30 PM.
The Braves match up with the Sycamores in a game that Bradley is currently a modest favorite by 3 points. The over/under is 140 points for the game.
Bradley vs. Indiana State Odds
Point Spread for Bradley vs. Indiana State
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with sportsbooks listing Bradley as the favorite.
Bradley vs. Indiana State Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Bradley has -156 odds to pick up the win, while Indiana State is listed at +133 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 140 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: St. Louis, Missouri
- Arena: Enterprise Center
Bradley vs. Indiana State Betting Trends
Bradley has 19 wins against the spread in 31 games this season. The Braves have been victorious in 21, or 87.5%, of the 24 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Bradley’s games this year have gone over the point total 46.9% of the time (15 out of 32 games with a set point total).
Indiana State has played 32 games, with 21 wins, against the spread. The Sycamores have a 2-4 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 33.3% of those games). Indiana State has eclipsed the over/under 46.9% of the time this season (15 of 32 games with a set point total).
Bradley vs. Indiana State Key Players to Watch
Malevy Leons posts 11.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocked shots. Rienk Mast paces the Braves with 14.6 points per game and 8 rebounds, while also posting 2.5 assists. Duke Deen posts a team-best 3 assists per contest. He is also averaging 9.7 points and 2.4 rebounds, shooting 37.4% from the field and 36.1% from beyond the arc with 2 made 3-pointers per game. Connor Hickman posts 8.6 points, 3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
Courvoisier McCauley leads the Sycamores in scoring (15.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.6), and puts up 0.9 assists. He also averages 1 steal and 0.3 blocked shots. Cameron Henry is the Sycamores’ top assist man (3.8 per game), and he delivers 10.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. The Sycamores get 11.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game from Cooper Neese. Robbie Avila is posting 10.4 points, 4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, making 55.2% of his shots from the floor.
What you need to know about the Bradley Braves
Bradley and its MVC opponents have combined to hit the over 11 out of 21 times this season. The Braves are putting up 71.5 points per game this season (184th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really provided a lift defensively, surrendering only 61.5 points per contest (14th-best). Bradley is pulling down 33.5 boards per game (81st-ranked in college basketball). It is giving up 29.1 rebounds per contest (61st-ranked).
Bradley is making 8.2 treys per game (89th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 36.7% shooting percentage (55th-ranked) from three-point land. So far this year, the Braves are ceding 6.5 threes per game (83rd-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 31.2% (46th-ranked) from downtown.
The Braves are 8-2 against the spread and 10-0 overall in their past 10 contests. Bradley has hit the over in five of its past 10 contests. Bradley has seen an uptick in scoring recently, putting up 71.9 points per game in its last 10 outings, 0.4 points more than the 71.5 it has scored this season. The past 10 games have seen Bradley give up 1.4 fewer points per game (60.1) than its season-long average (61.5).
What you need to know about the Indiana State Sycamores
Indiana State has compiled a 17-5-0 ATS record so far this year in conference play. The Sycamores are the 24th-best team in the country in points scored (79.7 per game) and 149th in points conceded (69.2). Indiana State collects 31.6 rebounds per game and concede 30.1 boards, ranking 183rd and 115th, respectively, in the nation.
Beyond the arc, Indiana State is 20th-best in the country in 3-pointers made per game (9.5). It is 114th in 3-point percentage at 35.4%. The Sycamores give up 6.7 3-pointers per game and concede 32.5% from beyond the arc, ranking 113th and 106th, respectively, in the country.
The Sycamores are 9-1 against the spread and 8-2 overall in their past 10 games. Indiana State has hit the over in four of its past 10 contests. Indiana State has fared better offensively over its previous 10 games, generating 84.6 points per contest, 4.9 more than its season average of 79.7. In their last 10 games, the Sycamores are ceding 67.3 points per contest, 1.9 fewer points than their season average (69.2).
Bradley vs. Indiana State Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Indiana State, and we predict that Indiana State will cover the spread (Bradley -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 140 points.
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