Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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The Illinois State Redbirds travel to Carver Arena to play the Bradley Braves on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Illinois State as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 116.5.
The Redbirds come into this game with an overall record of 9-10 and a road record of 2-5. They are 7-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-10. The Braves have an overall record of 3-16 and a home record of 2-7. They have an over/under record of 5-12 and they are 6-11 against the spread.
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Redbirds. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Paris Lee averages 10.2 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Illinois State. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Donte Thomas averages 8.5 points per game while playing 22.8 minutes per contest this year for the Braves. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye averages 8.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Illinois State averages 65.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 305th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them ranked 311th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 309th in the country. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game which ranks them 228th and 257th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 162nd with 12.8 per game. The Redbirds allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 91st in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 177th and 175th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 199th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 117th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 62nd in the Division 1.
Bradley averages 53.2 points per game this year which ranks them 350th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -17.4 and their shooting percentage is 36% as a team which has them sitting in the 350th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 25% which is good for 350th in the nation. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 8.4 assists per contest which ranks them 270th and 349th respectively. In the turnover department the Braves rank 351st with 17.4 per game. The Braves allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 148th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 210th and 132nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 196th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 177th place in the nation. The Braves force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 246th in college basketball.
Illinois State Redbirds Betting Trends
The Illinois State Redbirds are 7-10 against the spread
The Illinois State Redbirds are 7-10 against the over/under
Bradley Braves Betting Trends
The Bradley Braves are 6-11 against the spread
The Bradley Braves are 5-12 against the over/under
Illinois State Redbirds Injuries
01/15/16 C Daouda Ndiaye Foot out indefinitely
Bradley Braves Injuries
01/06/16 G Ka'Darryl Bell Wrist out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Illinois State
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