Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds
The Valparaiso Crusaders host Wisc-Green Bay on Saturday, looking to build on their 24-7 mark against the 18-14 Phoenix in college hoops action at Athletics-Recreation Center.
This is a conference playoff game in the Horizon Tournament.
The Crusaders bring a 24-7 record (18-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 18-14 Phoenix, who are 16-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Valparaiso go 13-13 so far and the Phoenix go 7-18.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Crusaders rated this week at No. 78 and the Phoenix sitting at No. 135. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 75-69 result in favor of the Crusaders.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Valparaiso's No. 68-ranked scoring average of 72.1 PPG, against a Phoenix defense rated No. 70 and allowing 62.4 PPG. The Crusaders FG% has averaged 48.7% to date this season, more than the Phoenix shooters have managed so far (43.5% per game).
Defensively, Wisc-Green Bay features the nation's No. 151-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.4 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 93 nationally in scoring at home.
Wisc-Green Bay won its last outing, a 64-63 result against Illinois-Chicago on March 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Alec Brown scored 17 points leading the Phoenix to a 64-63 victory over Illinois-Chicago at Resch Center on Friday.
Valparaiso won its last outing, a 75-56 result against Wisc-Green Bay on March 2. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. Valparaiso earned a 75-56 victory over Wisc-Green Bay on Saturday, getting 21 points from Matt Kenney at Resch Center.