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Missouri State Bears vs Valparaiso Crusaders NCAA College Basketball Betting

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday as the Valparaiso Crusaders look to beat the odds vs the Missouri State Bears in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Valparaiso Crusaders as -15-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Missouri State Bears vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Valparaiso Crusaders sit at 9-2 (4-5 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Missouri State Bears are currently 4-6 (5-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Valparaiso is 3-6 OU, and Missouri State is 6-3 OU.

This game puts the Valparaiso Crusaders, most recently No. 47 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Missouri State Bears, who rate No. 250 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Missouri State Bears rank No. 105 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 38.6 per game. That compares with Valparaiso’s No. 89 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Valparaiso is college basketball's No. 124-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Missouri State Bears rate No. 236 with 5 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears grabbed a 85-66 win over the Golden Eagles on Wednesday, behind a 27-point effort from Camyn Boone at JQH Arena.

Valparaiso got 26 points from Alec Peters en route to a 71-53 victory over Chicago State on Friday at Jones Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Missouri State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Missouri State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Missouri State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
  • Missouri State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Missouri State home to SE Missouri State, Tuesday, December 22nd
Valparaiso at Belmont, Monday, December 28th

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