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Valparaiso Crusaders visit Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Valparaiso CrusadersWisc-Milwaukee Panthers
Jan 12, 2:00 PM | U.S. Cellular Arena

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Odds

12-5TEAM RECORD4-12

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Valparaiso when they take on the Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Panthers are 4-12 overall and 5-9 ATS ATS, while the Crusaders are 12-5 and 8-6 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Wisc-Milwaukee boasts a 4-6 on the OU, and Valparaiso is 3-9.

View Valparaiso vs Wisc-Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Wisc-Milwaukee opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 267 (Panthers) and the No. 127 (Crusaders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 74-58 result in favor of the Crusaders has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wisc-Milwaukee has the nation's No. 284-rated offensive output, at 62.4 PPG. The visiting Crusaders defense ranks No. 50 allowing on average 59.6 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 37.4% so far, less than the Crusaders marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Valparaiso owns the country's No. 77-rated mark, allowing 64.8 points per game on the highway. Wisc-Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 215 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Valparaiso, they were a 75-70 winner as they battled Illinois-Chicago on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Ryan Broekhoff scored 21 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Valparaiso on Wednesday, leading the Crusaders to a 75-70 victory over Illinois-Chicago at UIC Pavilion.

Wisc-Milwaukee was a 53-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wright State. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. The Panthers endured a 53-51 loss at the hands of the Raiders on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Demetrius Harris at Nutter Center.

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Illinois-Chicago are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland State are 6-4
After playing Wright State are 8-2
After a loss are 2-8

A few Crusaders at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 6 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee
Valparaiso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Valparaiso
Wisc-Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Valparaiso
Wisc-Milwaukee is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Wisc-Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Valparaiso

Next up:
Valparaiso at Detroit, Thursday, January 17
Wisc-Milwaukee home to Cleveland State, Thursday, January 17