Wright State Raiders host Valparaiso Crusaders in college basketball action
Valparaiso Crusaders vs Wright State Raiders Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Nutter Center Tuesday as host Wright State looks to handle the Valparaiso Crusaders in NCAA hoops action.
Wright State battles the Crusaders, currently sitting with a 19-6 mark (14-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-8 for the Raiders and 10-10 for the Crusaders.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Raiders as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 92-rated Valparaiso taking on the No. 205-rated Raiders in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-67 win for the Crusaders on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wright State's No. 285 nationally ranked offense (62.5 points per game) against a Crusaders defense that sits as the No. 58 at 61.2 PPG. The Raiders have been averaging 43.2% from the field, less than the Crusaders have managed so far this season (47.4% on average).
Defensively, Valparaiso features the nation's No. 134-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. Wright State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 306 nationally in scoring at home.
Valparaiso won its last outing, an 80-72 result against Cleveland State on February 9. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Valparaiso got 15 points from Ryan Broekhoff en route to an 80-72 victory over Cleveland State on Saturday at Wolstein Center.
In their last action, Wright State was a 64-49 winner on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Raiders got 18 points from Cole Darling as Wright State ran past Wisc-Milwaukee 64-49 on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Arena.
Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Cleveland State are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
Wright State Raiders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland State are 6-4
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Crusaders at Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 5 games on the road
Valparaiso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 7 games when playing on the road against Wright State
Valparaiso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wright State
Wright State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Wright State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Valparaiso
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wright State's last 7 games when playing at home against Valparaiso
Wright State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Valparaiso home to Detroit, Saturday, February 16
Wright State at Cleveland State, Wednesday, February 20