Monday, December 28, 2015
Curb Event Center
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The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to Curb Event Center to play the Belmont Bruins on Monday, December 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has Valparaiso as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.
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The Crusaders come into this game with an overall record of 10-2 and a road record of 4-2. They are 5-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-6. The Bruins have an overall record of 7-6 and a home record of 3-0. They have an over/under record of 6-4 and they are 5-5 against the spread.
Alec Peters comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Crusaders. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Tevonn Walker averages 12.4 points per game in 22.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Valparaiso. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Evan Bradds averages 16.9 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bruins. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 71% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Craig Bradshaw averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Valparaiso averages 69 points per contest this season which ranks them 223rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 267th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 120th in the country. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game which ranks them 92nd and 252nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 141st with 12.6 per game. The Crusaders allow 59.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 83rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 101st and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 71st in the Division 1.
Belmont averages 81.3 points per game this year which ranks them 38th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 145th in the nation. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per contest which ranks them 219th and 33rd respectively. In the turnover department the Bruins rank 273rd with 14.3 per game. The Bruins allow 80 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 302nd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 198th and 194th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 238th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest which puts them in 252nd place in the nation. The Bruins force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in college basketball.
Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 5-4 against the spread
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 3-6 against the over/under
Belmont Bruins Betting Trends
The Belmont Bruins are 5-5 against the spread
The Belmont Bruins are 6-4 against the over/under
Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
12/19/15 G E. Victor Nickerson Wrist out indefinitely
11/15/15 C Derrik Smits Ankle out for season
Belmont Bruins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Valparaiso
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