Youngstown State Penguins vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Youngstown State when they take on the Valparaiso Crusaders on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.
The Penguins will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 9-13-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Crusaders are 17-9 ATS. Youngstown State is 11-8-1 on the totals; Valparaiso is 13-11.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Valparaiso sat as 13.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Crusaders sit at No. 78 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Penguins sit at No. 136 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Crusaders will win this game 78-72.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Penguins is ranked No. 114 in NCAA hoops at 36.2 per game. Contrast that with Valparaiso’s No. 237 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Valparaiso is the No. 56-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Youngstown State rates No. 106 at 6.9 per game.
Defensively, Youngstown State features the nation's No. 153-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.6 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 95 nationally in scoring at home.
Youngstown State won its last outing, an 86-75 result against Central Michigan on February 23. They covered in that game as a 9-point favorite. Youngstown State got 20 points from Kamren Belin en route to an 86-75 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday at Beeghly Center.
Valparaiso was an 82-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Kentucky. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Crusaders and Colonels didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Eastern Kentucky was handed an 82-60 defeat on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.
Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Wright State are 4-6
After playing Central Michigan are 0-1
After a win are 4-6
Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Penguins at Crusaders trends to consider:
Youngstown State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Youngstown State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Valparaiso
Youngstown State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Youngstown State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Valparaiso
Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Youngstown State
Valparaiso is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Valparaiso is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing Youngstown State
Valparaiso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Youngstown State at Wright State, Saturday, March 2
Valparaiso at Wisc-Green Bay, Saturday, March 2