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Belmont Bruins Visit Valparaiso Crusaders in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Valparaiso Crusaders hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Belmont Bruins pay a visit to Athletics-Recreation Center on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Belmont Bruins in this one, their betting line was listed as 8-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Belmont Bruins vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Valparaiso Crusaders are 6-2 overall and 4-2 ATS, while the Belmont Bruins are 5-3 and 4-3 ATS. As for the betting totals, Valparaiso boasts a 2-4 on the OU, and Belmont is 6-1.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 47-ranked Valparaiso Crusaders and the No. 161-rated Belmont Bruins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Valparaiso has the nation's No. 163-rated offensive output, at 72.75 PPG. The visiting Belmont Bruins defense ranks No. 243 allowing on average 83.12 PPG. The Crusaders FG% has averaged 45.37% so far, less than the Valparaiso Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.33% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Belmont is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • Belmont is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Belmont's last 8 games on the road
  • Belmont is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Valparaiso
  • Valparaiso is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Valparaiso is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Belmont
  • Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Belmont

Next Betting Matchups

Belmont at Lipscomb, Monday, December 7th
Valparaiso at Indiana State, Wednesday, December 9th

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