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Belmont vs Valparaiso Basketball Picks 3-7-24

Valparaiso Beacons (7-24) vs. Belmont Bruins (19-12)
March 7, 2024 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Belmont Bruins -11; Over/Under: 154
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The Valparaiso Beacons and Belmont Bruins face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown in the Missouri Valley Tournament at the Enterprise Center. Belmont has won four straight games, while Valpo won the last game. 

Belmont Looks for Fourth Straight Win

Belmont has won three straight games and they have a ton of confidence. In the last game against Evansville, Belmont scored 83 points and they ended up winning by 17 points. There were five different players that finished with at least 11 points. Belmont is averaging 78.1 points while their defense is giving up 76.3 points per game. The offense has been good, but their defense has been an issue. Malik Dia is averaging 16.9 points while shooting 48.4 percent from the field. 

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Valparaiso Coming off a Close Victory

Valparaiso faced off against Illinois State in the last game and they scored 75 points on the way to the three point victory. Cooper Schwieger had a strong game putting up 28 points, five rebounds, and one assist. Valparaiso is averaging 67.8 points while their defense is giving up 75.2 points per game. The offense is ranked 319th in the league and they are going to need the offense to better here. Isaiah Stafford is averaging 16.8 points while shooting 38.5 percent from the field and 30.2 percent from behind the three point line. Stafford needs to have a huge game here. 

Belmont vs Valparaiso Betting Prediction

Belmont in the last game scored 83 points and they are going to find success in this game with the offense. Belmont is giving up 76.3 points and they are going to really struggle to defend in this game. Valparaiso is going to have no issue running up the score against the Belmont defense and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to go over the total. Back the over to cash here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Over

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