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Valparaiso Crusaders vs Wright State Raiders in college hoops odds

Wright State RaidersValparaiso Crusaders
Feb 4, 8:05 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Wright State Raiders vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds

11-13TEAM RECORD16-8

The Crusaders will try to cover the spread at Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Wright State Raiders in college basketball action.

The Crusaders currently sports a 16-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-10 ATS. The Raiders are 11-13 and 10-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Crusaders produce a 9-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Raiders have gone 10-10-1 against the number.

View Wright State vs Valparaiso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Crusaders installed as 9-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Crusaders sit at No. 161 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Raiders sit at No. 252 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Crusaders will win this game 68-62.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Valparaiso's No. 101 nationally ranked offense (71.6 points per game) against a Raiders defense that sits as the No. 42 at 61 PPG. The Crusaders have been averaging 47.6% from the field, more than the Raiders have managed so far this season (39.3% on average).

Defensively, Wright State features the nation's No. 31-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.7 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 73 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Wright State was a 64-53 loser on the road against Butler. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Armond Battle scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Raiders to a win (they lost 64-53 to Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Thursday).

Valparaiso won its last outing, a 78-73 result against Detroit on February 2. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Ryan Broekhoff scored 26 points for Valparaiso on Thursday, leading the Crusaders to a 78-73 win over Detroit at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Wright State Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 5-5
After playing Butler are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland State are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Raiders at Crusaders trends to consider:
Wright State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Valparaiso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Valparaiso is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 5 games
Valparaiso is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Wright State

Next up:
Wright State home to Wisc-Green Bay, Friday, February 10
Valparaiso at Cleveland State, Thursday, February 9

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