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Belmont Bruins vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers College Basketball Betting Preview

Belmont takes to the basketball court against Western Kentucky on Tuesday, hoping to send the Hilltoppers to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at E.A. Diddle Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers to cover the point spread in this one found them as -4.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Belmont Bruins vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 7-4 and 7-2 ATS Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will face the 7-5 Belmont Bruins, who own a 5-4-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 5-3-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Belmont Bruins are 6-5.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rated this week at No. 93 and the Belmont Bruins sitting at No. 63.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Western Kentucky has the nation's No. 86-rated offensive output, at 78.82 PPG. The visiting Belmont Bruins defense ranks No. 163 allowing on average 72.5 PPG. The Hilltoppers FG% has averaged 49.69% so far, more than the Western Kentucky Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.44% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bruins got 21 points from Amanze Egekeze as Belmont ran past Pepperdine 79-62 on Saturday at Curb Event Center.

The Hilltoppers got 19 points from Taveion Hollingsworth as Western Kentucky ran past Indiana State 81-65 on Saturday at E.A. Diddle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Belmont is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Belmont is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Belmont is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Belmont is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Western Kentucky
  • Western Kentucky is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Western Kentucky is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Belmont

Next Betting Matchups

Belmont at Southeast Missouri State, Thursday, December 28th
Western Kentucky at Austin Peay, Friday, December 22nd