The Valparaiso Crusaders take on the Bradley Braves in the Missouri Valley Conference title game on Tuesday, February 5th. The game is set to tip-off at 2:05 p.m. ET, and you can use the following college basketball ufabet betting tips to make a profit on your bet. The Crusaders have had a successful season, and many consider them a Cinderella team. They defeated Evansville in their last game, and have the chance to be the next Arch Madness champs.
If you’re betting on the Bradley Braves, you have a couple of options. The Braves are a four-seed in the NCAA tournament and have beaten both Drake and Southern Illinois in their conference quarterfinals. However, they have a mixed record against the spread and are only 4-0-1 ATS when they’re favored by at least 10 points. In addition, they’ve only covered the spread nine times when they’ve been underdogs.
In the last five games, the Braves have beaten Drake, Loyola Chicago, and Montana State. Bradley’s last three games have ended in wins for both teams. Their record is 16-13 and they are 3-2 in the last five games. Therefore, a win for the Braves is highly likely this weekend.
The Bradley Braves average 70.9 points per game on 44.6 percent shooting, while they give up 65.5 points on 40.3 percent shooting. They’re led by two double-digit scorers in Terry Roberts and Rienk Mast. The third double-digit scorer for the Braves is Ja’Shon Henry, who is averaging 13.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. The Braves shoot 34.3 percent from beyond the arc, while they shoot 68.1 percent from the free-throw line.
The Valparaiso Crusaders have a great chance to win the NIT championship this year. They’ve swept the Horizon League and are ranked in the Top 25. The Crusaders have won four straight games and are favorites to win this game on Thursday night. According to Odds Shark, the Crusaders are a two-point favorite.
This game features two NCAA tournament teams. The Valparaiso Crusaders face the Bradley Braves. The Crusaders are 14-17, while the Bears are 22-9. In the regular season, Valpo and Bradley split the series. The Crusaders won on Jan. 29 while the Purple Aces won on Feb. 22. The series is tied at 2-2.
The Bradley Braves are looking to end their three-game losing streak when they play the Valparaiso Crusaders (5-9) on January 28. The game will air live on ESP3 at 7:00 PM ET. The Bradley Braves and Valparaiso Crusaders are both 4-0 ATS when they have a scoring differential of 69.8 points or more.
The Ramblers average 67.5 points per game, and they rely on good shooting to do so. Their field goal percentage is 49.7%, which ranks seventh nationally. However, the Ramblers have to improve on their rebounding. They only average 30.5 rebounds per game, so controlling the rebounding battle will be essential to beating the Crusaders in this game.
The Bradley Braves will look to break their three-game losing streak on January 28 when they visit the Valparaiso Crusaders. The two teams will meet at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESP3. Both teams have combined for 131.5 points in the last nine games.
Bradley is a 4-seed in the NCAA tournament and swept Drake in their quarterfinal matchup. The two teams split their regular-season series. Bradley won the first game 80-69, and the Crusaders took the second game 90-78.
Bradley is a good pick to cover the spread against Valparaiso. The Braves have won five of their last six games while the Crusaders have won only two out of five. In addition, the Bradley Braves have a three-game winning streak when covering the spread.
Bradley’s offense is average but its defense is strong. Senior forward Elijah Childs is a two-time All-MVC selection and averages 14.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Sophomore point guard Sean East, a UMass transfer, facilitates the Bradley offense and averages 8.5 points per game.