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IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons host Valparaiso Crusaders in college basketball action

Valparaiso CrusadersIUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons
Dec 7, 7:00 PM | Memorial Coliseum

Valparaiso Crusaders vs IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Odds


IUPU Fort Wayne will look to improve on its 3-3 record on Wednesday when they host Valparaiso in NCAAB odds action at Memorial Coliseum.

The Mastodons sport records of 3-3 and 0-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Crusaders have 6-2 and 5-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-0 for the Mastodons and 4-2 for the Crusaders.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 217-ranked Mastodons and the No. 15-rated Crusaders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-72 win for the Crusaders on Wednesday.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and IUPU Fort Wayne has the nation's No. 57-rated offensive output, at 76.8 PPG. The visiting Crusaders defense ranks No. 132 allowing on average 64.8 PPG. The Mastodons FG% has averaged 44.1% so far, less than the Crusaders marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Valparaiso owns the country's No. 257-rated mark, allowing 76.2 points per game on the highway. IUPU Fort Wayne, on the other hand, rates No. 58 in scoring at home.

Valparaiso won its last outing, a 77-71 result against Butler on December 3. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Valparaiso got 18 points from Richie Edwards en route to a 77-71 victory over Butler on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

IUPU Fort Wayne won its last outing, a 92-87 result against South Dakota on December 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. Frank Gaines scored 26 points for IUPU Fort Wayne on Saturday, leading the Mastodons to a 92-87 win over South Dakota at Memorial Coliseum.

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Bowling Green are 1-0
After playing Butler are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Crusaders at Mastodons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Valparaiso's last 11 games on the road
Valparaiso is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road

Next up:
Valparaiso home to Bowling Green, Saturday, December 10
IUPU Fort Wayne at Nebraska Omaha, Saturday, December 10