Bradley Braves vs. Illinois State Redbirds: 2/18/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 18, 2021

MVC opponents square off when the Bradley Braves (11-13) host the Illinois State Redbirds (6-13) at Carver Arena, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 18, 2021. The Redbirds are 1.5-point underdogs in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has an over/under of 136.5.

Betting Information

Bradley vs Illinois State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Bradley -1.5 -111 -110 136.5 -109 -112 -127 104

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Bradley vs Illinois State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Bradley (-1.5) Over (136.5) Bradley 72 Illinois State 65

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Total Facts

  • In 50% of their opportunities this season (12 of 24 chances), the Braves and their opponents have combined to record more than this matchup’s point total of 136.5 points.
  • Illinois State has played in 12 games this season (out of 19 total matchups — 63.2% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 136.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 6.6 more points per game (143.1) than this game’s over/under of 136.5 points.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 138.5 points per game, 2.0 more than the point total for this game.
  • The average point total in Braves games this season is 1.6 less points than the total of 136.5 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Redbirds this season is 10.2 points higher than this game’s over/under.

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Bradley Betting Information

  • The Braves have struggled somewhat against the spread this season, posting a 9-10-2 record.
  • The Braves have covered half the time, going 5-5-1 against the spread when favored by at least 1.5 points.
  • In 11 of 21 (52.4%) contests this season, Bradley and its opponents have hit the over.

Illinois State Betting Information

  • Illinois State has a losing record against the spread, going 8-10 ATS (covering just 44.4% of the time).
  • The Redbirds have gone 2-2 against the spread when they are at least a 1.5-point underdog.
  • The Redbirds and their opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their matchups this year — 8 of 18 (44.4%).

Head to Head

Bradley vs Illinois State (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/20/2021 Bradley -9 140 -463 +343 Regular Season 71-56 ILLST
2/26/2020 Bradley -3 136.5 -160 +130 Regular Season 74-71 BRADLY
1/22/2020 Bradley -9.5 137 -522 +377 Regular Season 75-63 BRADLY

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Bradley Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Braves is Elijah Childs, who accumulates 14.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
  • Sean East leads the Braves in assists, averaging 3.7 per game while also scoring 8.6 points per contest.
  • Ville Tahvanainen leads the Braves in three-point shooting, making an average of 1.8 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • The Bradley steals leader is Terry Nolan Jr., who averages 1.2 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Childs, who compiles 1.3 rejections per contest.

Illinois State Leaders

  • DJ Horne racks up 14.8 points per game to be the top scorer for the Redbirds.
  • The Redbirds’ leader in rebounds is Dusan Mahorcic with 7.2 per matchup, and their leader in assists is Josiah Strong with 2.9 per game.
  • Horne makes 2.6 three-pointers per game, the most on the Redbirds.
  • Illinois State’s leader in steals is Horne (1.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Abdou Ndiaye (1.6 per game).
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