Bradley Braves vs Cincinnati Bearcats NCAAB Betting Prediction

Bradley Braves vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction 3/23/2024

The Bradley Braves (23-11) travel to face off against the Cincinnati Bearcats (20-14) on Saturday, March 23rd. This game will be played at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

Bradley Braves vs Cincinnati Bearcats

The Bradley Braves Are Coming Off A Win

Bradley is 8-8 on the road this season with an average scoring margin of +1.9 points per game. They have lost two straight games away from home and are 5-5 in their last 10 road games. Overall, the Braves have gone 23-11 this season.

As the underdog, Bradley is 1-5 this season, and they are 1-4 in their last five road games. They last played Loyola Chicago and won by a score of 74-62.

As the underdog, Bradley has struggled against the spread this season, going just 2-4. On the road, the Braves are 7-8-1 vs. the spread this year and are 1-4 in their last five road games vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record in Bradley games is 19-14. Today’s over/under line of 142 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year of 140.1. So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 131 points.

The Cincinnati Bearcats Are Coming Off A Win

After a win over San Francisco, Cincinnati is 20-14 this season and 8-12 in Big 12 play. The Bearcats have been better at home, going 15-5 compared to 5-9 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +12.8 points per game.

Overall, Cincinnati has been favored in 23 of its 34 games, going 17-6 as the favorite. The Bearcats have won three straight games at home and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.

As the favorite this season, Cincinnati has gone 9-14 against the spread. Their home ATS record is 8-11-1, and they are just 1-2 ATS in their last three home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bearcats are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Cincinnati games is 17-17. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 143.5 and their matchups have averaged 141.6 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 131 points. On the year, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 142.

Bradley Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Bradley offense ended with 74 points against Loyola Chicago. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 49% and made 4 threes. The top scorer for the Braves was Duke Deen with 18 points, while Darius Hannah also chipped in with 17 points.

Duke Deen (G) 14.1 3.1 3.9
Malevy Leons (F) 13.7 7.0 1.3
Connor Hickman (G) 14.5 3.3 3.0

Cincinnati Offense Breakdown

The Bearcats’ offense wrapped up their last game with 73 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 74.6 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Bearcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 260th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 318th in percentage and 218th in three-pointers made.

Daniel Skillings (G) 12.6 6.3 1.5
Day Day Thomas (G) 10.4 2.4 3.1
Simas Lukosius (G) 10.7 3.1 3.0

Bradley Team Defense

Bradley’s defense has been playing well, ranking 50th nationally, with 66.9 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.8 threes per game vs. Cincinnati. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.6%.

Cincinnati Team Defense

This season, the Cincinnati defense has been impressive, holding the 62nd position in the country while permitting an average of 67.5 points per contest. The Cincinnati defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 72 points and allowed San Francisco to connect on 11 threes.

Braves vs Bearcats Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Bradley has an ATS record of 4-6 while averaging 74 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
  • Across their last three home contests, Cincinnati has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 66 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Bradley has an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Bearcats have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 2-3.

Braves vs Bearcats Prediction

The Bearcats is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 78-67. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Bearcats at -5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 142 and given that our model is projecting 145 points between the teams, we like the over.

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