Valparaiso Crusaders home to Detroit Titans in NCAA Basketball betting action
Detroit Titans vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Detroit Titans travelling to Valparaiso Saturday to take on the Crusaders.
The Titans will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-12-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Crusaders are 15-8 ATS. Detroit is 13-7 on the totals; Valparaiso is 11-10.
Bettors looking to go with the Crusaders in this one found them listed as 2.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Titans was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 136-rated Detroit taking on the No. 92-rated Crusaders in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-79 win for the Crusaders on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Valparaiso has the nation's No. 89-rated offensive output, at 71 PPG. The visiting Titans defense ranks No. 243 allowing on average 69.5 PPG. The Crusaders FG% has averaged 47.4% so far, more than the Titans marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.
Defensively, Detroit features the nation's No. 189-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 106 nationally in scoring at home.
Detroit was a 92-62 winner in its last match at home against Cleveland State. They covered the 15-point spread as favorites. Detroit cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Cleveland State out of the gym and running up a 92-62 score at Calihan Hall.
In their last action, Valparaiso was a 68-61 winner on the road against Wright State. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Valparaiso got 20 points from Kevin Van Wijk en route to a 68-61 victory over Wright State on Tuesday at Nutter Center.
Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Cleveland State are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 6-4
After playing Wright State are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
A few Titans at Crusaders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Valparaiso
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Valparaiso
Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Valparaiso is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Valparaiso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit at Wichita State, Saturday, February 23
Valparaiso at Loyola of Chicago, Tuesday, February 19