The Fort Myers Tip-Off meeting between the Northwestern Wildcats (2-2) and the Bradley Braves (4-1) will be played at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. Action begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, November 25, 2019.
Bradley Braves vs. Northwestern Wildcats Odds Preview
The Braves beat the Radford Highlanders in their last contest, 70-61. Nate Kennell was the top scorer from either team with 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting. Bradley dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 53.3 (above their season average of 38.7) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.561 (above their season average of 0.467). Radford put up marks of 33.3 and 0.460, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Wildcats’ last outing, they topped the Norfolk State Spartans, 70-59. With 19 points on 4-for-7 shooting, Ryan Young was Northwestern’s high scorer. Northwestern dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.482 (above their season average of 0.319) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.0 (above their season average of 25.3). Norfolk State had marks of 0.196 and 24.3, respectively, for those same stats.
Half-court execution will be critical when two of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams face off. Northwestern ranks 292nd in possessions per game (67.0) and Bradley is 330th (65.7) since the 2018-19 season. Also, the Braves rank 51st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.474), while the Wildcats rank 339th in effective field goal percentage (0.461).
Bradley Braves vs. Northwestern Wildcats Free Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Bradley, ATS Winner – Bradley, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Wildcats rank 240th in steals per game (5.4) while the Braves rank 246th (5.3).
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).