Bradley Braves vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds
Orleans Arena will host Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Bradley Braves action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The game is being played at Orleans Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Hokies are 8-2 so far on the season, and 5-2 ATS vs. the number. The Braves, meanwhile, are 8-2 and 6-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Virginia Tech go 3-1 and the Braves go 3-1 on the totals.
Bettors looking to go with the Hokies in this one found them listed as 1-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Braves was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hokies sit at No. 127 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at No. 202 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hokies will win this game 85-83.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Virginia Tech has the nation's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 81.3 PPG. The visiting Braves defense ranks No. 94 allowing on average 61.7 PPG. The Hokies FG% has averaged 45.6% so far, less than the Braves marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.8% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Bradley owns the country's No. 214-rated mark, allowing 73 points per game on the highway. Virginia Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 43 in scoring at home.
Bradley won its last outing, a 77-42 result against Miss Valley State on December 19. The battle between the Braves and Delta Devils didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Miss Valley State was handed a 77-42 defeat on Wednesday at Carver Arena.
Virginia Tech was a 78-73 loser in their most recent outing at home against Georgia Southern. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Virginia Tech got 28 points from Erick Green on the way to a 78-73 loss against Georgia Southern on Saturday at Cassell Coliseum.
Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Drake are 1-9
After a win are 5-5
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing BYU are 1-0
After playing Georgia Southern are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Braves at Hokies trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Bradley home to Drake, Saturday, December 29
Virginia Tech at BYU, Saturday, December 29