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Valparaiso Crusaders

vs

Wright State Raiders
Saturday, January 17, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Nutter Center

The Valparaiso Crusaders hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Nutter Center against the Wright State Raiders.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Wright State Raiders Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Wright State sat as 0-point over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Wright State Raiders Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Valparaiso Crusaders have watched them go 15-3 and 8-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Wright State Raiders are at 10-8 and 7-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Wright State Raiders are 2-4, while the Valparaiso Crusaders have a 5-2 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wright State Raiders rated this week at No. 228 and the Valparaiso Crusaders sitting at No. 59.

How Valparaiso Crusaders vs Wright State Raiders Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Wright State's No. 156-ranked scoring average of 66.78 PPG, against a Valparaiso Crusaders defense rated No. 39 and allowing 60.06 PPG. The Wright State Raiders FG% has averaged 44.22% to date this season, less than the Valparaiso Crusaders shooters have managed so far (46.27% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alec Peters scored 24 points leading the Crusaders to a 58-56 victory over Cleveland State at Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday.

Michael Karena scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Raiders to a win (they lost 55-50 to Cleveland State at Nutter Center on Wednesday).

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Wright State Raiders Betting Odds Trends

Valparaiso is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Valparaiso is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Valparaiso is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Wright State
Valparaiso is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Wright State
Wright State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Wright State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Wright State is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Wright State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Valparaiso

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso at Youngstown State, Tuesday, January 20th
Wright State at Wisc-Milwaukee, Tuesday, January 20th

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