Looking to win big? The Braves and Sycamores face off at 6:00 ET on ESPNU. The Sycamores are hosting the game at Hulman Center in Terre Haute, IN. The odds for this Missouri Valley conference game currently have Indiana State as the -7.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 151.5 points.

BRADLEY BRAVES VS INDIANA STATE SYCAMORES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bradley Braves +7.5

This game will be played at Hulman Center at 6:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE BRADLEY BRAVES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Sycamores.
  • Even though we have Indiana State winning straight-up, we like Bradley at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Bradley Pull Off A Win at Hulman Center?

Bradley has been a solid team on the road this season, going 6-3 away from home and boasting an average scoring margin of +3.2 points per game. The Braves have won three straight games on the road and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games away from home.

On the season, Bradley has been the underdog in three games, going 1-2 in those matchups. Overall, the Braves have won eight straight games, including their most recent victory, a 71-63 win over Murray State.

As the underdog, Bradley has a 2-1 record vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is 11-6-2, and their road ATS record is 5-3-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Braves are 4-6 vs. the spread.

Bradley's over/under record for the season is 13-6 and today's line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (139.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 146 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 5-4.

In their recent matchup, the Bradley offense ended with 71 points against Murray State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 6 threes. For the season, the Bradley offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 47%. So far, they have hit 55% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 9 made three's per contest.

So far this season, the Bradley defense has been performing well, ranking 50th in the country at 66.4 points allowed per contest. So far, the Bradley defense is giving up an average of 8.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.6 times per game (541st).

Will Indiana State Win at Home?

Indiana State has been dominant at home this season, going a perfect 8-0 with an average scoring margin of +26.2 points per game. They have won their last eight home games and are 9-1 in their last ten.

So far this season, the Sycamores have been the favorite in 15 of their 20 games, going a perfect 15-0 in those contests. They are 17-3 overall and have won their last four games, including an 89-83 win over UIC in their most recent outing.

Indiana State has a solid ATS record of 12-7 this season and they have gone 11-4 vs the spread when they have been the favorite. At home, the Sycamores have gone 6-2 vs the spread this year and their last 10 games as the favorite have resulted in a 7-3 ATS mark.

Indiana State's over/under record for the season is 12-7 and their games have averaged 158.4 points. Today's over/under line of 151.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (156.3). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line.

Indiana State's offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 89 points against UIC. They had an overall field goal percentage of 53.6% and made 18/21 free throws. Isaiah Swope led the scoring for the Sycamores, contributing 30 points. Additionally, Robbie Avila chipped in with 26 points.

Indiana State's defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.4 threes per game vs. Bradley. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.4%.