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Bradley Braves vs Illinois State Redbirds 1/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Bradley Braves vs Illinois State Redbirds 1/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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Two teams from Illinois will battle it out in Missouri Valley Conference action on January 22 when the Bradley Braves host the Illinois State Redbirds at the Carver Arena in Peoria. The Braves are looking to get back on the winning column after suffering an embarrassing loss on Saturday while Illinois State wants to end their five-game losing streak. The Braves are currently third in the conference standings with a 4-2 record and 13-6 overall. On the other hand, the Redbirds are just 1-5 in the conference and an abysmal 6-12 overall this season.

Entering last Saturday’s game, Bradley was a on a three-game winning streak but it was halted by the Northern Iowa Panthers, 86-71. It was an embarrassing loss for the Braves in front of their own fans. G Danya Kingsby did all he can with 28 points and five assists but it was not enough. G Darrell Brown added 18 points, five rebounds and four assists while G Ville Tahvanainen chipped in seven points off the bench. But despite the loss, the Braves are one of the best teams in the Missouri Valley.

The Braves are scoring 73.1 points and grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game while shooting 43.2% from the field, 37.5% from behind the arc and 72.7% from the charity stripe. They are 10-1 at Carver Arena, suffering their first loss last Saturday. In their last 10 matchups against Illinois State, they are just 3-7 but won the last three. For the season, Bradley are 11-7 ATS and 8-3 SU in their last 11 games. They are also 14-1 SU in their last 15 games in front of their fans.

Bradley Braves vs Illinois State Redbirds Predictions 1/22/2020

On the other hand, the Illinois State Redbirds are on a funk with their 6-12 overall record this season. They are also on a five-game losing streak following their most recent defeat to the Loyola Ramblers, 62-50. In that game, G Zach Copeland had a team-high 17 points with two rebounds. G Dedric Boyd added 15 points, two rebounds and one assist. Their bench was virtually non-existent against Loyola with just two points for the game coming from F Abdou Ndiaye.

For the season, Illinois State has trouble defending teams as they are allowing 70.2 points per game against their 66.3 points per game on offense. They are also shooting 43.0% from the field, 34.1% from threes and 67.3% from the free throw line. The Redbirds are 5-12 ATS this season and 1-5 ATS away. They are also 0-5 ATS and 0-5 SU in their last five games.   

Bradley Braves vs Illinois State Redbirds. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the Bradley Braves -9.5. The prediction is an easy 75-60 win for the Braves against the Redbirds at the Carver Arena in Peoria, Illinois. Bradley are just the better team overall and they are capable of extending Illinois State’s losing streak.

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Bradley Braves vs Illinois State Redbirds 1/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 8:00 PM- EST

Location: Carver Arena, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois

Date: January 22, 2020

Stream: ESPN+

NCAAB Odds: Bradley Braves -9.5

Total Odds: 135

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