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Valparaiso Crusaders home to Panthers in NCAAB betting action

Wisc-Milwaukee PanthersValparaiso Crusaders
Dec 29, 8:05 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds

9-4TEAM RECORD8-5

Athletics-Recreation Center will host Crusaders vs. Panthers action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Panthers will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 3-5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Crusaders are 5-5 ATS. Wisc-Milwaukee is 3-6 against the total, while Valparaiso is 6-4 versus the number.

View Wisc-Milwaukee vs Valparaiso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Panthers are listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Crusaders - Panthers odds would favor the Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Valparaiso is rated No. 152 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wisc-Milwaukee is at No. 63. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-72 win for the Panthers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Valparaiso has the nation's No. 68-rated offensive output, at 75.1 PPG. The visiting Panthers defense ranks No. 30 allowing on average 58.5 PPG. The Crusaders FG% has averaged 47.9% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.5% per game.

Defensively, Wisc-Milwaukee features the nation's No. 68-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.3 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 72 nationally in scoring at home.

Wisc-Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 64-50 result against Marquette on December 22. They earned a push in that game as a 14-point underdog. The Panthers endured a 64-50 loss at the hands of the Golden Eagles on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from Ryan Allen at Bradley Center.

Valparaiso lost its last outing, a 97-88 result against IUPUI on December 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Valparaiso got 19 points from Kevin Van Wijk but lost anyway, 97-88, to IUPUI on Friday at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Butler are 5-5
After playing Marquette are 2-6
After a loss are 7-3

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 5-5
After playing IUPUI are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Panthers at Crusaders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 7 games on the road
Wisc-Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Valparaiso
Wisc-Milwaukee is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Valparaiso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Valparaiso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wisc-Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Valparaiso's last 8 games when playing Wisc-Milwaukee
Valparaiso is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Wisc-Milwaukee at Butler, Saturday, December 31
Valparaiso home to Wisc-Green Bay, Saturday, December 31

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