Bradley vs Michigan State March Madness Lines / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Pick

Bradley vs Michigan State March Madness Lines / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Pick

Big Ten Tournament Champion Michigan State begins their quest for a Final Four on Thursday in a round 1 game versus the 15-seed in the East, the Bradley Braves. Does Bradley have any shot of keeping this close? Or, will the Spartans take down the Braves and cover the spread?

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Bradley vs Michigan State 2019 March Madness Odds & Game Info

Why #15 Bradley Braves are a good bet +18.5?

Bradley beat Northern Iowa 57-54 in their conference tournament final. The Braves are one of the top mid-major conference teams in the nation. They only average 66.6 points, but on defense they shut down opponents.

Bradley forces opponents to play their style of hoops. It’s a slow down game that pushes opposing teams into taking bad three-point shots. Opponents average a terrible 32.8% from behind the arc versus the Braves. Their style of play could put Michigan State into a slugfest that will keep this game closer than the spread.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 66.6
  • Field Goal %: 43.4
  • 3-Point %: 36.6
  • Free Throw %: 69.3
  • Rebounds/G: 34.4
Defense:
  • Points/G: 65
  • Field Goal %: 41.1
  • 3-Point %: 32.8
  • Free Throw %: 71.5
  • Rebounds/G: 30.5

Why #2 Michigan State Spartans are a good bet -18.5?

Is Michigan State a secure bet vs Bradley?

The Big Ten Regular Season and tournament champions have been unreal since losing 3 straight in late January and early February.

Since the 3 straight losses, MSU has gone 10-1 SU and 8-3 ATS. They’re one of the top teams in college basketball right now, were probably deserving of a 1-seed, and have a real shot of winning the NCAA Tournament. Bradley won’t stand in their way.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 78.8
  • Field Goal %: 48.6
  • 3-Point %: 38.4
  • Free Throw %: 75
  • Rebounds/G: 40.9
Defense:
  • Points/G: 65.5
  • Field Goal %: 37.8
  • 3-Point %: 31.7
  • Free Throw %: 67.9
  • Rebounds/G: 28.4

March Madness Betting Trends for Bradley vs Michigan State

  • Braves are 5-0 in their last 5 neutral site games
  • Braves are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games
  • Spartans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games
  • Spartans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games

#15 Bradley Braves vs #2 Michigan State Spartans Final Analysis:

Michigan State’s firing on all cylinders. Coach Tom Izzo doesn’t have the most talented team he’s ever coached, but he might have the most talented player he’s ever coached on this year’s squad in Cassius Winston.

Winston’s ability to distribute as well as pretty more score at will means that the Spartans are a legit threat to Duke in the East Region. The Spartans should dominate Bradley from the first tip. They’ll blow out the Braves by 24 points or more.

2019 March Madness Betting Pick: Michigan State -18.5


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