The Bradley Braves and Valparaiso Crusaders meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Bradley Braves Betting Preview
The Bradley Braves are averaging 71.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 61.2 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Rienk Mast is averaging 13.9 points and 7.7 rebounds, while Malevy Leons is averaging 11.7 points and 6.2 rebounds. Duke Deen is the third double-digit scorer and Ja’Shon Henry is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Bradley Braves are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Bradley Braves are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.
The Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Preview
The Valparaiso Crusaders are averaging 69.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Ben Krikke is averaging 19.6 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Kobe King is averaging 16.6 points and 4.1 rebounds. Quinton Green is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Edwards is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Valparaiso Crusaders are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Valparaiso Crusaders are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.
Bradley vs Valparaiso Trends
The Braves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Beacons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 9-4 in Braves last 13 overall. The over is 6-2 in Beacons last 8 overall. The home team is 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Bradley Braves have comfortably been the better team this season, and they're getting stronger, which includes winning their last 5 games by an average of 14.6 points. The Valparaiso Beacons don't play up to their competition, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 11.9 points. I'll lay the chalk.