Stephen Nover's CBB Spread Crusher - 36-17-1 Run!
Belmont vs. Illinois State,
11/06/2019 20:00 EDT,
Score: 72 - 79
Point Spread: +6½/-110 Illinois State
Belmont is coming off an outstanding season. But the Bruins could struggle in this opener. They are a team in transition right now playing with a new coach following the retirement of Rick Byrd and losing their two leading scorers from last season, Dylan Windler and Kevin McClain. Windler averaged 21.3 points and 10.8 rebounds.
The Bruins draw Illinois State, a middle-of-the-road Missouri Valley Conference team. MVC schools are known for defense and slow tempos. Illinois State is no exception. I can see the Redbirds frustrating the Bruins at home and getting the cover if not pulling off the outright upset.