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Northern Illinois Huskies visit Valparaiso Crusaders in college basketball clash

Northern Illinois HuskiesValparaiso Crusaders
Nov 13, 8:00 AM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds


The Valparaiso Crusaders hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the Northern Illinois Huskies pay a visit to Athletics-Recreation Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Crusaders sit at 1-0 (1-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Huskies are currently 0-1 (0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Valparaiso is 0-0 OU, and Northern Illinois is 0-0 OU.

View Northern Illinois vs Valparaiso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Valparaiso Crusaders as 19-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 124-ranked Crusaders and the No. 309-rated Huskies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 101-57 win for the Crusaders on Tuesday.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Valparaiso's No. 45-ranked offense, averaging 85 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 287 at 77 PPG. The Crusaders field goal percentage has averaged 52.9% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.

Defensively, Northern Illinois features the nation's No. 290-rated defense on the road, allowing 77 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 48 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Illinois was a 77-64 loser in its last match on the road against Nebraska Omaha. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Huskies got 11 points from Aksel Bolin, but it was Nebraska Omaha that prevailed in a 77-64 final on Friday at Ralston Sports and Event Center.

In their last action, Valparaiso was an 85-54 winner at home against Georgia Southern. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Crusaders and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Georgia Southern was handed an 85-54 defeat on Friday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing Nebraska Omaha are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Georgia Southern are 1-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Huskies at Crusaders trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 1-18 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
Valparaiso is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Valparaiso is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
Valparaiso is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Judson, Sunday, November 18
Valparaiso at Nebraska, Thursday, November 15