Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Belmont Bruins - 12/28/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Belmont Bruins at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM (E. A. Diddle Arena)

WKU -2 TOTAL 151

TV: DTV

The Belmont Bruins go to Bowling Green, Kentucky, to take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at the E.A. Diddle Arena on Saturday. The Bruins are coming off of a loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide. The loss was a blowout, as Alabama won the game by 20 points. 

The Bruins are 8-4 on the season and have done very well this season, but where they struggle at is playing games on the road. The Bruins have lost three of their four losses on the road. Belmont sits atop the OVC standings, being half a game above Tennessee State at the moment. The Bruins have done exceptionally well on offense this season, being 27th in the NCAA in points per game with 81.5 and are seventh in the NCAA in assists per game with 18.2.

Western Kentucky is coming off of a loss to the University of Rhode Island in overtime. The Hilltoppers are becoming familiar with overtime performances as before their overtime game versus Rhode Island, and they defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks in overtime. 

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 7-4 on the season and have an undefeated record at home so far this season, being 4-0 at home. The Hilltoppers have performed very well on offense, being 36th in the NCAA in points per game with 80.4. 

Belmont is 5-6 ATS this season
Bruins are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up loss.
Western Kentucky is 4-6 ATS this season
Hilltoppers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games.

The Belmont Bruins are a better team offensively, and where the Bruins succeed is where the Hilltoppers struggle, which is in the assists column. If the game goes down to who is getting the cleaner looks, the Bruins are in much better shape. However, Western Kentucky is undefeated at home, and have the advantage of playing in front of their own fans. Though the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings between the two and that is why I like the Bruins to win this one. Final Score Prediction, Belmont Bruins win 77-73.

Joshua’s Pick Belmont Bruins +2

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.