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Bradley vs Belmont Pick & Preview: Wednesday, December 28th Betting Odds

Braves vs Bruins Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Bradley Braves at Belmont Bruins
  • Where: Nashville at Curb Event Center
  • Date: Wednesday, December 28th
  • Betting Odds: Bradley +1, BRADLY -103 | BELM -119 O/U 133.5

Braves Preview:

The Bradley Braves head into today’s game in what will be their 14th game of the season, posting a record of 9-4. On the road, the Braves will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 2-3. So far, the Braves have been the underdog 5 times, going 1-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.

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Bradley will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Duke Deen who is averaging 11.31 points per game for the Braves. Deen is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Braves’ offensive gameplan is the play of Malevy Leons who has hit 46.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.31 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Bradley this season, as they are currently ranked 224th in college basketball at 70.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Braves’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 267th in the NCAA.

Bruins Preview:

The Belmont Bruins head into today’s game in what will be their 14th game of the season, posting a record of 8-5. So far this season, Belmont has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Bruins as the -1 point favorites. The Bruins have been favored 9 times, going 5-4 straight up.

Belmont’s leading scorer this season is Ben Sheppard who is averaging 18.54 points per contest. So far, Sheppard has accounted for 24.03% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.62 rebounds per game and 3.77 assists. Cade Tyson is the second leading scorer for the Bruins, averaging 13.85 points per game. Between him and Tyson, they are accounting for 42.0% of the team’s scoring.

Belmont comes into today’s matchup vs Bradley, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.5 points per game. Through 13 games, they have hit 48.9% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bruins’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 357th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Bradley Braves +1

Heading into this matchup between the Belmont Bruins and Bradley Braves we have a strong lean on taking the points with Bradley at +1. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Bradley to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Bradley Braves at +1. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.


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