The Bradley Braves (4-1) square off against the Northwestern Wildcats (2-2) in the Fort Myers Tip-Off at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. The game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, November 25, 2019.
Bradley Braves vs. Northwestern Wildcats Betting Prediction
The Braves will be hoping for similar success after topping the Radford Highlanders in their last game, 70-61. The Braves, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 38.7, had an absurd mark of 53.3 and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.561 (above their season average of 0.467). With 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting, Nate Kennell was the game’s high scorer.
In the Wildcats’ previous matchup, they were victorious over the Norfolk State Spartans, 70-59. The Wildcats knocked down 27 of their 30 free throws (90.0 percent) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.0 (above their season average of 25.3). Ryan Young was Northwestern’s leading scorer with 19 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the field.
Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the country’s slowest-paced teams face off. Northwestern ranks 292nd in possessions per game (67.0) and Bradley is 330th (65.7) since last season. Also, the Braves could dominate on the defensive side of the ball. They rank 51st in the country with an opponents’ effective field goal percentage of 0.474, while the Wildcats’ offense ranks 339th in effective field goal percentage (0.461).
Bradley Braves vs. Northwestern Wildcats Odds Pick
College Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Bradley
Bradley ranks 74th in rebounds allowed per game (33.2) while Northwestern ranks 227th (36.2).
The Wildcats rank 142nd in three pointers attempted per game (22.8) while the Braves rank 293rd (18.9).
Bradley ranks 32nd in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Northwestern ranks 119th (3.2).
The Wildcats rank 240th in steals per game (5.4) while the Braves rank 246th (5.3).