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NCAAB betting line favors Vikings over Crusaders

Valparaiso CrusadersCleveland State Vikings
Feb 9, 7:00 PM | Wolstein Center

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds

17-8TEAM RECORD20-4

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Valparaiso when they take on the Vikings on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The Vikings sport records of 20-4 and 11-9-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Crusaders have 17-8 and 11-10-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-10-1 for the Vikings and 9-13 for the Crusaders.

View Valparaiso vs Cleveland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Vikings in this one, they're listed as 9.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Vikings rated this week at No. 105 and the Crusaders sitting at No. 146. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 75-70 result in favor of the Vikings.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Cleveland State's No. 290-rated squad against Valparaiso's No. 217-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Cleveland State rates No. 101 in the country with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 139 nationally with 6.5 per match.

Defensively, Valparaiso features the nation's No. 164-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. Cleveland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 157 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Valparaiso, they were a 63-54 winner as they battled Wright State at home. They earned a push in the match as a 9-point favorite. Richie Edwards scored 16 points leading the Crusaders to a 63-54 victory over Wright State at Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday.

Last time out for Cleveland State, they were a 70-42 winner as they battled Illinois-Chicago on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point favorite. Cleveland State cruised to victory on Sunday, running Illinois-Chicago out of the gym and running up a 70-42 score at UIC Pavilion.

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Youngstown State are 2-8
After playing Wright State are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Butler are 10-0
After playing Illinois-Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Crusaders at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 5 games on the road
Valparaiso is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Valparaiso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Valparaiso is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Cleveland State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland State's last 5 games at home
Cleveland State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Valparaiso
Cleveland State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Valparaiso at Youngstown State, Saturday, February 11
Cleveland State home to Butler, Saturday, February 11

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