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Dave's College Basketball Picks, Mar. 6: Southern Illinois at Bradley

dave darbySenior Analyst IMarch 5, 2009

Southern Illinois (13-17, 8-10) at Bradley (17-13, 10-8)


Game being played at the ScottTrade Center in St. Louis


Line: Bradley -1.5


Southern Illinois finished the regular season with a victory over Wichita State by a score of 72-68. It was the second win in a row for the Salukis and left them in a three-way tie for fifth place in the Missouri Valley Conference. These two teams split their regular season series, with the home team winning both games.


Bradley went double overtime to defeat Drake 77-75 on Saturday. Sam Maniscalco led the Braves with 23 points, and Theron Wilson combined 21 points with nine rebounds and six steals. The win was the fourth in the Braves' last five games.






Southern Illinois is 14-15 against the spread, including 7-8 on the road.


Bradley is 14-12 against the spread, including 6-7 on the road.




Defensively, these two teams are very close. The difference comes on the offensive side, where Bradley is superior. I think this one is a comfortable win.


Dave’s Pick: Bradley -1.5




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