The Bradley Braves (11-13) are at home in MVC play against the Illinois State Redbirds (6-13) on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. The Braves are 1.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has a point total of 136.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 18, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Braves (-1.5)

The Braves are the bet in this matchup. They’re favored by 5.5 more points in the model than DraftKings (7.0 to 1.5).

Pick OU:
Over (136.5)

DraftKings and the model are extremely close in their point total projections for this contest, within 0.2 points of each other.

Prediction: Bradley 72, Illinois State 65

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Braves’ average implied point total this season is 1.7 more points than their implied total in Thursday’s game (70.7 implied points on average compared to 69 implied points in this game).
  • Bradley has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (69) 13 times this season.
  • The Redbirds’ average implied point total on the season (74.9 points) is 6.9 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (68 points).
  • Illinois State has scored more than 68 points in eight games this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Bradley and Illinois State Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 1.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Braves 9-10-2 5-5-1 11-10
Redbirds 8-10 2-2 8-10

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Bradley

Illinois State
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/14/2021 Missouri State Loss 72-57 2/14/2021 Southern Illinois Loss 59-49
2/13/2021 Missouri State Loss 80-58 2/13/2021 Southern Illinois Win 80-55
2/10/2021 Valparaiso Win 76-52 2/7/2021 Missouri State Loss 72-62
2/7/2021 Southern Illinois Loss 69-68 2/6/2021 Missouri State Loss 74-67
2/6/2021 Southern Illinois Win 74-66 2/1/2021 Drake Loss 95-60

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