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Wright State Raiders take on Crusaders in NCAA basketball test

Wright State Raiders Valparaiso Crusaders
9-8 January 10, 2014, 09:00 | Athletics-Recreation Center 9-8



Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Wright State when they take on the Valparaiso Crusaders on Friday in college hoops betting action.

The Crusaders sport a record of 9-8 and 7-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Raiders have 9-8 and 2-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-6-1 for the Crusaders and 4-6 for the Raiders.

View Wright State Raiders vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds and Stats.

The Raiders were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Crusaders sit at No. 73 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Raiders sit at No. 97 on the same chart.

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Wright State was a 58-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Detroit. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Wright State suffered a 58-53 loss against Detroit on Saturday, getting 11 points from AJ Pacher in a losing effort at Calihan Hall.

Valparaiso lost its last outing, a 75-70 result against Oakland on January 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. The Crusaders endured a 75-70 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from LaVonte Dority at Athletics Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Valparaiso's No. 33 nationally ranked offense (79.88 points per game) against a Raiders defense that sits as the No. 24 at 62.47 PPG. The Crusaders have been averaging 49.03% from the field, more than the Raiders have managed so far this season (46.62% on average).

Next up:
Wright State home to Illinois-Chicago, Sunday, January 12th
Valparaiso at Detroit, Wednesday, January 15th