Valparaiso Bethune-Cookman Betting Preview
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds
The Valparaiso Crusaders host Bethune-Cookman on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-1 mark against the 2-3 Wildcats in college hoops action at Athletics-Recreation Center.
This season, the Crusaders are 4-1 overall and 3-1 ATS ATS, while the Wildcats are 2-3 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Valparaiso boasts a 0-2 on the OU, and Bethune-Cookman is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 274-rated Bethune-Cookman taking on the No. 124-rated Crusaders in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-66 win for the Crusaders on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Valparaiso's No. 129 nationally ranked offense (71.4 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 230 at 69 PPG. The Crusaders have been averaging 46.8% from the field, more than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (41.2% on average).
Defensively, Bethune-Cookman features the nation's No. 166-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 165 nationally in scoring at home.
Bethune-Cookman won its last outing, a 93-81 result against Nebraska Omaha on November 23. Adrien Coleman went off for 31 points and added 13 rebounds for good measure, leading Bethune-Cookman to a 93-81 win over Nebraska Omaha on Friday at Ralston Sports and Event Center.
Valparaiso won its last outing, a 67-46 result against Chicago State on November 23. Valparaiso cruised to victory on Friday, running Chicago State out of the gym and running up a 67-46 score at Athletics-Recreation Center.
Bethune-Cookman home to North Florida, Tuesday, November 27
Valparaiso at Saint Louis, Sunday, December 2