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Valparaiso Crusaders visit Wright State Raiders in NCAAB hoops battle

Valparaiso CrusadersWright State Raiders
Jan 8, 3:00 PM | Nutter Center

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Wright State Raiders Odds

10-6TEAM RECORD8-9

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Wright State vs Valparaiso battle Sunday at Nutter Center as the Raiders look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Crusaders will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 6-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Raiders are 8-6 ATS. Valparaiso is 7-6 on the totals; Wright State is 8-5-1.

View Valparaiso vs Wright State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Wright State sat as 1.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Raiders at No. 287 and the Crusaders at No. 202 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-63 result in favor of the Crusaders.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wright State's No. 322-ranked offense, averaging 59.1 PPG, against a Crusaders defense that ranks No. 248 at 70.2 PPG. The Raiders field goal percentage has averaged 39.6% so far, less than the Crusaders marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.9% per game.

Defensively, Valparaiso features the nation's No. 273-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.8 points per game. Wright State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 319 nationally in scoring at home.

Valparaiso was a 73-71 winner in its last match on the road against Detroit. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs. The Crusaders got 23 points from Will Bogan as Valparaiso ran past Detroit 73-71 on Friday at Calihan Hall.

Wright State was a 63-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against Butler. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs. The Raiders endured a 63-62 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Friday, despite a 24-point effort from Julius Mays at Nutter Center.

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Youngstown State are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 6-3
After a win are 5-5

Wright State Raiders Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Butler are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Crusaders at Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 6 games when playing on the road against Wright State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wright State's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wright State's last 6 games when playing at home against Valparaiso
Wright State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wright State's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Valparaiso home to Youngstown State, Friday, January 13
Wright State at Wisc-Milwaukee, Thursday, January 12

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