Valparaiso Crusaders vs. Belmont Bruins - 12/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Belmont Bruins (5-3) at Valparaiso Crusaders (6-2)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Athletics-Recreation Center)
The Line: Valparaiso Crusaders -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Valparaiso Crusaders will host the Belmont Bruins this Thursday.
The Valparaiso Crusaders are currently 6-2 and sit in first place in the Horizon league. After winning their first 5 games the Crusaders have only won 1 out of their past 3 games. Their most recent was a 69-66 loss to Ball State. Through 8 games this season the leading scorer has been Alec Peters who is averaging 16.3 points per game and 6.1 rebounds. Tevonn Walker is second on the team averaging 11.6 points per game and 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists. Belmont will try to get back on track with a home win against Belmont.
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The Belmont Bruins are sitting 4th in the Ohio Valley East Division with a 5-3 record. Belmont has been up and down to start the season winning a game or two and then losing one. Their most recent game was a 105-89 win over Lipscomb. Through 8 games this season the leading scorer for Belmont has been Evan Bradds who is averaging 19.5 points per game and 8.1 rebounds with 2.4 assists. Craig Bradshaw is right behind him with 17.0 points per game and 4.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists. Third on the team is Mack Mercer who is averaging 13.5 points per game and 2.0 rebounds. Belmont will now try to win on the road against Valpo.
Belmont is 14-2 against the spread in their last 16 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game. The Bruins are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 road games. Valparaiso is 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games following a loss. The Crusaders are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games vs. Ohio Valley teams.
Valparaiso has looked like a team that you will see in March already this season. Belmont on the other hand hasnt been consisten. With Valparaiso being at home i like them to win this game easily. Take Valpo to cover the spread at home.