Valparaiso Crusaders vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Valparaiso Crusaders travelling to Nebraska Thursday to take on the Cornhuskers.
Supporters of the Crusaders have watched them go 2-0 and 2-0 ATS on the year, while the Cornhuskers are at 1-0 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Cornhuskers are 0-0, while the Crusaders have a 0-1 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 304 (Cornhuskers) and the No. 124 (Crusaders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 89-73 result in favor of the Crusaders has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Crusaders rank No. 249 in NCAA Division 1 with 33 per game. That compares with Nebraska’s No. 233 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Nebraska is college basketball's No. 306-ranked team at 3 per game, while the Crusaders rate No. 4 with 13 per game.
Defensively, Valparaiso features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.
Valparaiso was a 69-46 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Illinois. They covered the 21-point spread as favorites. The Crusaders blew out Northern Illinois on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 69-46 win at Athletics-Recreation Center.
Nebraska won its last outing, a 66-55 result against Southern on November 11. The Cornhuskers got a 21-point performance from Brandon Ubel, who added 12 rebounds, as Nebraska ran past Southern 66-55 on Sunday at Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Northern Illinois are 2-3
After a win are 6-4
Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Crusaders at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 5 games on the road
Valparaiso is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Valparaiso is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Nebraska is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Nebraska is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Valparaiso at Kent State, Sunday, November 18
Nebraska home to Nebraska Omaha, Sunday, November 18