Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Beacons vs. Bulldogs CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(3-4) Valparaiso Beacons vs. Drake Bulldogs (3-3)
Date: Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Knapp Center
CBB Moneyline Odds: Valparaiso +750 | Drake -1200
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Valparaiso +14.5 | Drake -14.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 134.5
The Valparaiso Beacons will be taking on the Drake Bulldogs on Thursday, December 2nd.
The tip-off is set for 9:00 ET from the Knapp Center.
In every spot I have checked, I have seen the Bulldogs listed as a 14.5 point favorite. The total has ticked up half a point from where it started at 134.
This Valparaiso team has not gotten off to a great start so far this year. I cannot say that I am all that surprised by that. It could end up being a long season for them.
The Beacons last played on November 27th, where they beat Trinity Christian by a score of 106-69. Although it was not against a great opponent, it was just good to see this squad get a victory by a wide margin.
Their record is a little concerning because to this point, they have not faced any great teams. They would definitely like to have a better record than 3-4.
In the win over the College Trolls, a lot of different people stepped up on the offensive side of things. Ben Krikke was the leading scorer with 26 points and 2 rebounds. Both Trevor Anderson and Keyondre Young reached double figures as well.
Drake has not played terribly so far, but they would certainly like to be more consistent. Yes, it is early, so it is not time to panic, but you would like to see this team play at a higher level.
The Bulldogs come into this game with a record of 3-3. They have not played anybody all that good with the exception of Alabama. Although they did not win against the Crimson Tide, they sure made things closer than some people thought.
This club last played on Sunday, where they lost to North Texas by a score of 57-54. That is definitely a game they would like to get back. It was a game they could have won, but they ultimately fell short.
In the loss to the Mean Green, there were was not all that much offensive production that took place. It is hard to win a ball game when you score that few points. With that said, I was impressed with the way the defense played in that game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Valparaiso is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Drake.
- Valparaiso is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Drake.
- The total has gone under in 13 of Valparaiso’s last 16 games.
- Drake is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games.
- Drake is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
- Drake is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games played on a Thursday.
Free Valparaiso Beacons vs. Drake Bulldogs NCAAB Prediction:
I am not saying that the Beacons are going to win this thing, but I do feel they can make things closer than some may think.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Valparaiso ATS
Listen, I do feel that Drake is the better team here and they really ought to be able to get a win here.
With that said, I do not feel this is going to be a slam dunk game for them. They have not played well enough yet this year for me to believe that. Also, let us not forget how bad Drake has been against the spread recently.
For me, the 14.5 is is too high to lay. I think that the Bulldogs win, but the Beacons cover the number.
I will take the Beacons getting 14.5 in this one.
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