The sixth-ranked Virginia Cavaliers received a rude awakening against George Washington on Monday by falling 73-68 to the Colonials and becoming the first top-10 team to lose this season. You can be certain that Virginia head coach Tony Bennett will be demanding a better effort from his players when the Cavaliers tangle with the Bradley Braves at TD Arena in the semifinals of the Charleston Classic.
- Virginia is 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
- Bradley is 0-4 SU and ATS in its last four games with two days off.
- Virginia is 9-0 SU in its last nine games after a loss.
The schedule makers haven’t been kind to Bradley to begin the season, forcing the Braves to take on two top-10 opponents out of the gate. Bradley lost 90-60 to Arizona to begin the campaign while failing to cover the +28 spread. The Braves opened as 23.5-point pups for Thursday’s matchup.
The winner of the clash will face the Seton Hall-Long Beach State survivor in their semifinal tilt on Friday. The Braves have lost nine straight regular season tournament games overall, with their last win coming against USC in 2010.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Bradley Braves were listed as 22.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds – VSB
earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.
Virginia Cavaliers vs Bradley Braves Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This college basketball season, the Bradley Braves are 1-1 overall and 1-1 ATS, while the Virginia Cavaliers are 1-0 and 0-0 ATS. As for the betting totals, Bradley boasts a 1-1 on the OU, and Virginia is 0-0.
According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds – VSB
, it’s the No. 235-ranked Bradley Braves and the No. 18-rated Virginia Cavaliers in this matchup.
Offensively, the game matches up Bradley’s No. 248 nationally ranked offense (57 points per game) against a Virginia Cavaliers defense that sits as the No. 45 at 60.5 PPG. The Bradley Braves have been averaging 35.29% from the field, less than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (44.88% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Virginia is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
- Bradley is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games
- Bradley is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Bradley’s last 11 games
Next Betting Matchups
Virginia home to Lehigh, Wednesday, November 25th
Bradley at New Orleans, Wednesday, November 25th