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Dolphins visit Belmont Bruins in college basketball clash

Jacksonville DolphinsBelmont Bruins
Feb 29, 2:30 PM | Mercer University Center

Jacksonville Dolphins vs Belmont Bruins Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Belmont vs Jacksonville battle Wednesday at Mercer University Center as the Bruins look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

It's a game in the Atlantic Sun Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Mercer University Center).

The Bruins currently sports a 24-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-2 ATS. The Dolphins are 8-21 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bruins produce a 3-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Dolphins have gone 0-0 against the number.

View Jacksonville vs Belmont Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bruins installed as 17.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bruins - Dolphins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Belmont is rated No. 89 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Jacksonville is at No. 292. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 86-65 win for the Bruins.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Belmont has the nation's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 82.1 PPG. The visiting Dolphins defense ranks No. 294 allowing on average 72.3 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 48.7% so far, more than the Dolphins marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Jacksonville owns the country's No. 282-rated mark, allowing 74.4 points per game on the highway. Belmont, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Jacksonville lost its last outing, a 70-64 result against North Florida on February 24. The Dolphins endured a 70-64 loss at the hands of the Ospreys on Friday, despite a 17-point effort from Tevin Galvin at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

In their last action, Belmont was a 62-61 winner on the road against Mercer. Belmont got 16 points from Ian Clark en route to a 62-61 victory over Mercer on Saturday at Mercer University Center.