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NCAA Basketball Odds: Valparaiso Crusaders vs Bradley Braves

The Bradley Braves will be trying to slam the Valparaiso Crusaders on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Carver Arena in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Bradley Braves as -5.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Bradley Braves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Valparaiso Crusaders have watched them go 9-6 and 6-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Bradley Braves are at 11-4 and 9-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bradley Braves are 3-10-1, while the Valparaiso Crusaders have a 3-9 mark.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 90-ranked Bradley Braves and the No. 256-rated Valparaiso Crusaders in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Valparaiso is ranked No. 74 in NCAA basketball at 38.4 per game. Contrast that with Bradley's No. 90 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Bradley is the No. 155-ranked team in the country at 7.4 per game, while Valparaiso rates No. 224 at 6.27 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Valparaiso suffered a 67-50 loss against Missouri State on Sunday, getting 13 points from Max Joseph in a losing effort at Athletics-Recreation Center.

The Braves grabbed a 72-53 win over the Panthers on Sunday, behind a 24-point effort from Darrell Brown at Carver Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Valparaiso is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Valparaiso's last 10 games
  • Valparaiso is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Bradley is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • Bradley is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso home to Southern Illinois, Saturday, January 6th
Bradley at Evansville, Saturday, January 6th