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Chicago State Cougars take on Crusaders in NCAA basketball test

Chicago State CougarsValparaiso Crusaders
Nov 23, 8:05 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Chicago State Cougars vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds


Chicago State travels to Valparaiso on Friday, hoping to boost its 1-3 record with a victory over the Crusaders.

Valparaiso will face the 1-3 Cougars, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Crusaders are 0-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cougars are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Chicago State vs Valparaiso Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Crusaders, most recently No. 124 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cougars, who rate No. 315 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 83-57 victory for the Crusaders.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Valparaiso's No. 119 nationally ranked offense (72.5 points per game) against a Cougars defense that sits as the No. 315 at 77 PPG. The Crusaders have been averaging 49.2% from the field, more than the Cougars have managed so far this season (40.8% on average).

Defensively, Chicago State features the nation's No. 303-rated defense on the road, allowing 81 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 131 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chicago State was a 79-51 loser on the road against Tulane. Chicago State was run off the court by the Green Wave on Sunday as Tulane routed them 79-51 at Fogelman Arena.

In their last action, Valparaiso was an 88-83 winner on the road against Kent State. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Valparaiso got 25 points from Kevin Van Wijk en route to an 88-83 victory over Kent State on Sunday at Memorial Athletic Center.

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Saint Louis are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Cougars at Crusaders trends to consider:
Valparaiso is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Chicago State
Valparaiso is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Valparaiso is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games when playing Chicago State
Valparaiso is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
Chicago State at Notre Dame, Monday, November 26
Valparaiso at Saint Louis, Sunday, December 2