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Postseason NIT - Valparaiso Crusaders Host the BYU Cougars in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Valparaiso Crusaders host BYU on Tuesday, looking to build on their 29-6 mark against the 26-10 Cougars in college basketball betting action at Madison Square Garden.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the BYU Cougars before tip-off in this one found them as 0-point over at Bovada earlier.

BYU Cougars vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Valparaiso Crusaders are 29-6 so far on the season, and 17-16 ATS vs the number. The BYU Cougars, meanwhile, are 26-10 and 16-14-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Valparaiso go 16-17 and the BYU Cougars go 19-15 on betting totals.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 7 (Valparaiso) and the No. 4 (BYU) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Valparaiso's No. 96-ranked offense, averaging 75.71 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 164 at 72.78 PPG. The Crusaders field goal percentage has averaged 44.46% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.52% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

BYU got 19 points from Zac Seljaas en route to a 88-82 victory over Creighton on Tuesday at Marriott Center.

The Crusaders grabbed a 60-44 win over the Gaels on Tuesday, behind a 20-point effort from Alec Peters at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Betting Trends
  • BYU is 2-3-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • BYU is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Valparaiso is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Valparaiso's last 8 games