Planning on watching today’s Braves and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on CBSS. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 139 points, and Drake is favored by -2 to win at home against Bradley.


The Pick: Drake Bulldogs -2

This game will be played at Enterprise Center at 6:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Drake pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Bradley?

Bradley is coming off a 74-47 win over UIC and has gone 5-5 in its last 10 road games. The Braves are 8-7 on the road this season, compared to 13-3 at home.

Overall, Bradley is 22-10, including a 14-7 mark in Missouri Valley Conference games. The Braves have been the underdog in five games this season, going 1-4.

As the underdog, Bradley has a record of 2-3 vs. the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-7-1 and their last 10 road games vs. the spread is 5-5. Overall, the Braves are 16-13-2 vs. the spread this year.

Bradley’s over/under record for the season sits at 18-13 and the average scoring total in their games is 142.5. Today’s over/under line of 139 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (140.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. On the season, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line.

In their recent game, the Braves’ offense concluded with 74 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 74.8 points per contest. Duke Deen is leading the team in scoring at 14.1 points per contest. Malevy Leons has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14 going into the game.

So far, the Braves’ defense is ranked 50th in the country at 66.9 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Bradley’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.4% this season.

Can the Bulldogs Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Drake enters this game as the favorite, which is not surprising given their incredible 18-0 record at home this season. Overall, they are 26-6, and they have won two straight games. In their most recent game, they defeated Evansville by a score of 79-58.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Bulldogs are a perfect 10-0. For the season, they have been favored in 27 of their 32 games, going 22-5 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home this year is +16.9, compared to +.2 on the road.

Drake has been a solid ATS team this season, going 16-14. At home, they have an ATS mark of 12-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs are just 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 139 is lower than the average over/under line in Drake’s games this season (145.4). This year, their over/under record is 15-15. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 162 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

In their latest game, Drake offense put up 79 points against Evansville. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 41.9% and made 9 threes. Offensively, the Bulldogs hold a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, placing them 51st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 162nd in terms of percentage and 78th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Drake defense is giving up an average of 70.3 points per contest. Drake will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Evansville to just 41% shooting in their most recent game.