The Belmont Bruins (4-4) will be at home in Curb Event Center when they clash with the Green Bay Phoenix (2-3). The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 150 points with Belmont opening as a 14.5-point favorite. Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Green Bay Phoenix vs. Belmont Bruins Odds Preview
In the Phoenix’s last outing, they were beaten by the Stetson Hatters, 83-71. With 19 points on 7-for-10 shooting, Khalil Small was Green Bay’s high scorer. Stetson had an offensive rebounding percentage of 28.9 (above their season average of 23.9). Green Bay, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.175 vs. 0.014).
The Bruins are trying to rebound after their 87-76 loss to the No. 23 TCU Horned Frogs in their last game. Dylan Windler was Belmont’s high scorer with 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting. TCU held the Bruins to an offensive rebounding percentage of 3.7 (below their season average of 24.5). Belmont, on the other hand, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.602 (above their season average of 0.552).
Looking at effective field goal percentage, Belmont should have a considerable edge. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Bruins defense ranks 93rd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.484), while the Green Bay offense ranks 281st in effective field goal percentage (0.485).
In terms of the O/U total, these teams are complete opposites. Games including Green Bay have gone under 100.0 percent of the time, while Belmont games have finished over 57.1 percent of the time. The Bruins hold a clear advantage in terms of straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 4-4 SU and 4-2-1 ATS, while the Phoenix are 2-3 SU and 1-1 ATS.
Green Bay Phoenix vs. Belmont Bruins ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Belmont, ATS Winner – Green Bay, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bruins average 16.0 assists per game, which ranks 33rd in the NCAA. The Phoenix rank 188th in assists allowed per game (13.5).
- Belmont averages 30.2 three pointers per game, which ranks fourth in the NCAA. Green Bay ranks 296th in three pointers allowed per game (24.4).
- The Bruins rank 59th in rebounds allowed per game (33.0) while the Phoenix rank 307th (39.1).
- Green Bay ranks 38th in steals per game (7.5) while Belmont ranks 281st (4.4).