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Oakland Grizzlies vs Valparaiso Crusaders College Basketball Betting Preview

The Valparaiso Crusaders host Oakland on Friday, looking to build on their 22-5 mark against the 19-9 Grizzlies in college basketball betting action at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Valparaiso Crusaders in this one found them listed as -8.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Grizzlies was expected to move the line.

Oakland Grizzlies vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Valparaiso Crusaders currently sport a 22-5 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-11 ATS. The Oakland Grizzlies are 19-9 and 17-5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Valparaiso Crusaders produce a 10-15 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Oakland Grizzlies have gone 14-9 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Valparaiso Crusaders rated this week at No. 1 and the Oakland Grizzlies sitting at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Valparaiso's No. 124-ranked offense, averaging 74.33 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 244 at 79.29 PPG. The Crusaders field goal percentage has averaged 44.46% so far, less than the Grizzlies marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.66% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Grizzlies grabbed a 89-73 win over the Raiders on Monday, behind a 22-point effort from Martez Walker at Nutter Center.

The Crusaders blew out Cleveland State on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 66-43 win at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Oakland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 9-0-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 5 games
  • Valparaiso is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Valparaiso's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Illinois-Chicago, Sunday, February 21st
Valparaiso at Detroit, Sunday, February 21st