Authored by NCAA Basketball Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Thursday Night December 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm EST.
The (5-4) Wright State Raiders of the Horizon Conference will make the trip from Dayton, Ohio to the Volunteer State to take on the (7-2) Belmont Bruins of the Ohio Valley Conference in 2014 College Basketball action. The team will play at The Curb Event Center in Nashville, Tennessee. This Sports Handicapper is very interested in this matchup of Mid-Majors. Wright State lost a lot of firepower from last year’s team. The best thing to happen to Belmont was to move into the Ohio Valley Conference from the Atlantic Sun. The betting line is available for Thursday Night’s game.
It’s going to be tough for the 2014-15 Wright State Raiders to improve on their 21 win season from last year. Wright State lost five of their top nine players including a lot of scoring; coach Billy Donlon has restocked for the future with seven newcomers to the squad. The Raiders are predicted to finish in the middle of the pack in the Horizon League. Wright State beat Belmont back on November 11th by three-points and are looking for another victory. Wright State is 10-1 Against The Point Spread their last 11 vs. The Ohio Valley Conference and are 7-2 ATS their last nine NCAA Basketball Handicappers Expert Predictions played away from the Nutter Center. Wright State is 4-2 vs. The number this season. The key to a Wright State win is to play they way they did in the first meeting, the Raiders will get better as the season goes along.
The 2014-15 Belmont Bruins are predicted to win the OVC, but they must replace reigning Conference MVP J.J. Mann. The Bruins have talent in the backcourt with Craig Bradshaw and Reece Chamberlain; Caleb Calloway can come of the bench, and they won’t lose production at the guard position. Belmont can spread teams out and shoot the basketball from the three-point line. Belmont has won seven of eight straight up and are 10-4 Against The Point Spread their last fourteen overall. Belmont is 3-3 ATS this season and 3-8 their last eleven played on Thursday’s. The Bruins have dropped their last three to the betting odds number vs. Wright State. The key to a Belmont win is to spread out Wright State and hit open shots that’s the way they have been playing under coach Rick Byrd for years.
Free Pick: Line not available.