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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Youngstown State Penguins Underdogs vs Valparaiso Crusaders

Youngstown State Penguins

vs

Valparaiso Crusaders
Sunday, January 04, 2015 2:35 PM ET
Athletics-Recreation Center

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Athletics-Recreation Center Sunday as the Valparaiso Crusaders look to beat the odds vs the Youngstown State Penguins in NCAA hoops betting action.

Youngstown State Penguins vs Valparaiso Crusaders Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Valparaiso Crusaders betting line as -11.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Youngstown State Penguins vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Youngstown State Penguins will look to cover the spread vs the Valparaiso Crusaders on Sunday, as the Penguins are 5-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Crusaders are 6-5 ATS. Youngstown State is 2-0 against the total, while Valparaiso is 3-1 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Valparaiso Crusaders rated this week at No. 55 and the Youngstown State Penguins sitting at No. 249.

How Youngstown State Penguins vs Valparaiso Crusaders Stats Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Youngstown State Penguins rank No. 110 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.88 per game. That compares with Valparaiso’s No. 40 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Valparaiso is college basketball's No. 43-ranked team at 7.67 per game, while the Youngstown State Penguins rate No. 142 with 6.12 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Youngstown State suffered a 77-71 loss against Illinois-Chicago on Friday, getting 19 points from Bobby Hain in a losing effort at UIC Pavilion.

Valparaiso suffered a 89-75 loss against Oakland on Friday, getting 22 points from Tevonn Walker in a losing effort at Athletics Center Orena.

Youngstown State Penguins vs Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Odds Trends

Youngstown State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Youngstown State is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Youngstown State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Valparaiso
Youngstown State is 2-17 SU in its last 19 games when playing Valparaiso
Valparaiso is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Valparaiso is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Valparaiso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Youngstown State
Valparaiso is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games when playing Youngstown State

Next Betting Matchups

Youngstown State home to Wright State, Thursday, January 8th
Valparaiso at Illinois-Chicago, Thursday, January 8th

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