Akron Zips (7-4) at Bradley Braves (8-4, 2-0 MVC)
Peoria, Illinois; Thursday, 5 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bradley -5; over/under is 122.5
BOTTOM LINE: Akron faces the Bradley Braves after Xavier Castaneda scored 33 points in Akron’s 87-55 win against the Maine Black Bears.
The Braves have gone 6-0 at home. Bradley leads the MVC in rebounding, averaging 33.8 boards. Rienk Mast leads the Braves with 7.8 rebounds.
The Zips are 0-1 in road games. Akron ranks seventh in the MAC shooting 33.5% from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mast is averaging 13.7 points and 7.8 rebounds for the Braves. Malevy Leons is averaging 11.5 points over the last 10 games for Bradley.
Castaneda is averaging 19.8 points and 3.1 assists for the Zips. Enrique Freeman is averaging 12.4 points over the last 10 games for Akron.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 7-3, averaging 67.1 points, 34.7 rebounds, 13.0 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 57.5 points per game.
Zips: 6-4, averaging 68.2 points, 33.6 rebounds, 13.0 assists, 7.4 steals and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 42.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 60.2 points.
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