Valparaiso Crusaders host Eastern Kentucky Colonels in college basketball action
Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds
The Valparaiso Crusaders host Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, looking to build on their 21-7 mark against the 22-6 Colonels in college hoops action at Athletics-Recreation Center.
The Crusaders are 21-7 so far on the season, and 16-9 ATS vs. the number. The Colonels, meanwhile, are 22-6 and 11-7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Valparaiso go 13-10 and the Colonels go 9-8-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 100 (Crusaders) and the No. 136 (Colonels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-77 result in favor of the Colonels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Colonels rank No. 345 in NCAA Division 1 with 27.6 per game. That compares with Valparaiso’s No. 241 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Valparaiso is college basketball's No. 55-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Colonels rate No. 12 with 8.7 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Kentucky owns the country's No. 102-rated mark, allowing 66.5 points per game on the highway. Valparaiso, on the other hand, rates No. 108 in scoring at home.
Eastern Kentucky was a 91-53 winner in its last match at home against Austin Peay. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Colonels and Governors didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Austin Peay was handed a 91-53 defeat on Wednesday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.
Valparaiso won its last outing, an 85-76 result against Loyola of Chicago on February 19. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. Valparaiso got 16 points from Will Bogan en route to an 85-76 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Tuesday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 8-2
After playing Austin Peay are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Youngstown State are 3-7
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
A few Colonels at Crusaders trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 5 games
Valparaiso is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games at home
Valparaiso is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee Tech, Thursday, February 28
Valparaiso home to Youngstown State, Tuesday, February 26