Bradley vs. Valparaiso - 1/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Bradley vs. Valparaiso - 1/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Valparaiso Crusaders (11-10) at Bradley Braves (14-7)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Carver Arena)

The Line: Bradley Braves -6.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Valparaiso Crusaders and Bradley Braves meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Carver Arena.

The Valparaiso Crusaders look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Valparaiso Crusaders are averaging 73.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 72.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Javon Freeman-Liberty is averaging 20.2 points and 5.6 rebounds while Ryan Fazekas is averaging 10 points and 0.8 assists. Nick Robinson is dishing two assists and Mileek McMillan is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Valparaiso Crusaders are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Valparaiso Crusaders are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The Valparaiso Crusaders have lost three straight road games.

The Bradley Braves look for a win after winning nine of their last 13 games. The Bradley Braves are averaging 72.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 64.4 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Elijah Childs is averaging 14.2 points and 1.3 assists while Darrell Brown is averaging 14.2 points and three rebounds. Nate Kennell is the third double-digit scorer and Ja'Shon Henry is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Bradley Braves are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Bradley Braves are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Bradley Braves have won seven of their last eight home games.

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The Crusaders are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Braves are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, 39-18-2 ATS in their last 59 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 10-4 in Crusaders last 14 road games. The over is 4-1 in Braves last 5 home games. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Bradley Braves are playing the better basketball of the two teams, and they're 8-3 ATS at home this season where they win by an average of 16.2 points and shoot 47 percent from the field. The Valparaiso Crusaders lose on the road by an average of three points and struggle big time defensively. The home team has won all four meetings between Valparaiso and Bradley. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Bradley Braves.

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