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Belmont Bruins vs Valparaiso Crusaders Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Belmont Bruins host Valparaiso on Monday, looking to build on their 7-6 mark against the 10-2 Crusaders in college basketball betting action at Curb Event Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Belmont Bruins betting line opened as 3-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Belmont Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Belmont Bruins are 7-6 overall and 6-6 ATS, while the Valparaiso Crusaders are 10-2 and 5-5 ATS. As for the betting totals, Belmont boasts a 7-5 on the OU, and Valparaiso is 3-7.

This game puts the Belmont Bruins, most recently No. 205 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Valparaiso Crusaders, who rate No. 24 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Belmont's No. 203-rated squad against Valparaiso's No. 69-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Belmont rates No. 24 in the country with 9.69 per game, while their foes tonight, the Valparaiso Crusaders rank No. 101 nationally with 7.42 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Crusaders and Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Missouri State was handed a 74-45 defeat on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Mack Mercer poured in 20 points and added 20 rebounds in a losing cause for Belmont on Saturday, as the Vikings rolled to a 67-65 victory over Belmont at Wolstein Center.

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Belmont
  • Belmont is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
  • Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Belmont is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Valparaiso

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso home to Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, January 2nd
Belmont at SE Missouri State, Thursday, December 31st