The 2023 MVC Championship Game will take place on Sunday and the top two teams in the conference will compete for an automatic 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket bid when the Bradley Braves take on the Drake Bulldogs on CBS and Paramount+. The two teams split their two regular-season meetings, with Drake winning 86-61 in Des Moines and Bradley winning 73-61 in Peoria on the final day to clinch the regular-season MVC championship. Drake has won its first two Arch Madness matchups by double-figures to make the conference title game, while Bradley narrowly escaped upsets at the hands of Northern Iowa and Indiana State. You can stream the game on Paramount+.
The 2023 MVC Championship Game and the end of Arch Madness is scheduled to tip off at 2 p.m. ET at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. The latest Bradley vs. Drake odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the game as a pick'em, while the over/under for total points is 130.5. Sunday's showdown will be televised on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their MUST-HAVE Premium plan.
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How to watch Bradley vs. Drake
- Bradley vs. Drake date: Sunday, March 5
- Bradley vs. Drake time: 2 p.m. ET
- Bradley vs. Drake TV channel: CBS
- Bradley vs. Drake live stream: Paramount+ (try free for seven days)
College basketball picks for Drake vs. Bradley
Before tuning into the Bradley vs. Drake game, you need to see the college basketball picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters Week 17 of the season 76-46 on all top-rated college basketball picks this season, returning more than $1,600 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
For Bradley vs. Drake, the model says the Braves win and cover the spread. At the moment, CBS Sports bracketologist Jerry Palm has the Missouri Valley Conference pegged as a one-bid league for the NCAA Tournament 2023, which would make Sunday's 2023 MVC Championship a winner-take-all affair.
Bradley has seemingly found a nice rhythm at both ends of the floor during a current 12-game winning streak. The Braves are shooting 47.6% from the floor and 36.7% from the 3-point line while allowing opponents to shoot just 40.7% from the field and 30.4% from beyond the arc. The average margin of victory during that winning streak has been 10.2 points.
Meanwhile, Drake had one of its worst shooting night of the season with the regular-season title on the line on Feb. 26. The Braves limited the Bulldogs to 38.1% shooting from the floor and 23.8% shooting from the 3-point line and also dominated the rebounding battle 39-27 in a 73-61 win. That's why the model has Bradley cashing in 53% of simulations. Stream the game here.
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