Drake vs. Bradley MVC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, March 5, 2023

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Drake vs. Bradley MVC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, March 5, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 2 seed Drake Bulldogs (26-7, 15-5 MVC) are favored by 2 points when they play the top-seeded Bradley Braves (25-8, 16-4 MVC) in the MVC Tournament Championship with an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket up for grabs. The game on Sunday at Enterprise Center tips off at 2:00 PM and airs on CBS. The matchup’s point total is set at 130.

Drake vs. Bradley Odds

  • Drake odds to win: -130
  • Bradley odds to win: +110
  • Spread: Drake (-2)
  • Total: 130

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV: CBS
  • Where: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Venue: Enterprise Center

Who Will Win Drake vs. Bradley?

Drake and Bradley Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Drake has a 13-13-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 2 points or more.

Bradley has a 2-5 record against the spread when an underdog by 2 points or more this year.

The two teams average a combined 16.8 more points per game (146.8) than this game’s total of 130 points.

Drake and Bradley have seen their opponents average a combined four fewer points per game than the over/under of 130 set in this outing.

Drake’s average total in outings this season has been 139.6, 9.6 points higher than the over/under in this particular game.

The average over/under in Braves games this season is 3.2 more points than the point total of 130 in this outing.

The Bulldogs have a 15-16-1 record against the spread this season.

The Braves have a 19-13-0 record against the spread this season.

Drake Stats & Insights

Drake’s +362 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 11 points per game) is a result of scoring 75.3 points per game (98th in college basketball) while giving up 64.3 per contest (34th in college basketball).

Drake ranks 77th in the country at 33.5 rebounds per game. That’s 3.7 more than the 29.8 its opponents average.

The Bulldogs make 8 three-pointers per game (108th in college basketball), 1.3 more than their opponents (6.7).

Drake ranks 29th in college basketball by averaging 100.5 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 49th in college basketball, allowing 85.9 points per 100 possessions.

The Bulldogs are scoring 80.3 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 7.8 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (72.5).

Bradley Stats & Insights

Bradley outscores opponents by 9.8 points per game (posting 71.5 points per game, 185th in college basketball, and giving up 61.7 per outing, 13th in college basketball) and has a +323 scoring differential.

Bradley comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 4.2 boards. It grabs 33.3 rebounds per game (92nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 29.1.

Bradley knocks down 8.1 three-pointers per game (96th in college basketball), 1.6 more than its opponents.

Bradley averages 97.5 points per 100 possessions on offense (86th in college basketball), and concedes 84.2 points per 100 possessions (26th in college basketball).

At home the Braves are scoring 78.4 points per game, 11.9 more than they are averaging away (66.5).

Drake Key Players to Watch

Tucker DeVries leads the Bulldogs in scoring, tallying 18.9 points per game to go with 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists.

Drake’s leading rebounder is Darnell Brodie averaging 7.2 boards per game and its best passer is Roman Penn and his 5.4 assists per game.

The Bulldogs get the most three-point shooting production out of DeVries, who knocks down 2.6 threes per game.

DeVries and Brodie lead Drake on the defensive end, with DeVries leading the team in steals averaging 1.1 per game and Brodie in blocks averaging 0.9 per contest.

Bradley Key Players to Watch

Rienk Mast puts up 14.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for the Braves, enough to make him the leading scorer and rebounder on the squad.

Duke Deen’s assist statline paces Bradley; he racks up 2.9 assists per game.

Deen is consistent from deep and leads the Braves with two made threes per game.

Bradley’s leader in steals and blocks is Malevy Leons with 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.

Drake vs. Bradley Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Bradley (+2)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (130)

  • Prediction:
    Drake 68, Bradley 67
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