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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Valparaiso Crusaders in Battle with Ball State Cardinals

The Valparaiso Crusaders will be trying to slam the Ball State Cardinals on Sunday when the teams tip off at Athletics-Recreation Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Valparaiso Crusaders were listed as -10-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Ball State Cardinals vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Valparaiso Crusaders battles the Ball State Cardinals, currently sitting with a 3-2 mark (1-3-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 1-3 for the Valparaiso Crusaders and 4-1 for the Ball State Cardinals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Valparaiso Crusaders rated this week at No. 85 and the Ball State Cardinals sitting at No. 158.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Valparaiso's No. 116-ranked scoring average of 76.67 PPG, against a Ball State Cardinals defense rated No. 206 and allowing 76.2 PPG. The Valparaiso Crusaders FG% has averaged 41.39% to date this season, less than the Ball State Cardinals shooters have managed so far (46.46% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals got 18 points from Sean Sellers as Ball State ran past Southern Utah 94-83 on Wednesday at MGM Grand.

Alec Peters scored 26 points and helped out with 26 rebounds for Valparaiso on Thursday, leading the Crusaders to a 92-89 victory over BYU at MGM Grand.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 5 games
  • Ball State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ball State's last 9 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Valparaiso is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Ball State

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State home to Indiana-Kokomo, Tuesday, November 29th
Valparaiso at Rhode Island, Tuesday, November 29th