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Chicago State Cougars Face the Valparaiso Crusaders: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Valparaiso looks to cover the Crusaders-Cougars pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 9-3 mark when they host Chicago State in college basketball betting action.

Chicago State Cougars vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago State Cougars will look to cover the spread vs the Valparaiso Crusaders on Wednesday, as the Cougars are 2-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Crusaders are 5-5 ATS. Chicago State is 3-1-1 against the total, while Valparaiso is 5-5 versus the total betting line.

The Valparaiso Crusaders sit at No. 108 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago State Cougars sit at No. 305 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Valparaiso's No. 109-ranked scoring average of 76.67 PPG, against a Chicago State Cougars defense rated No. 235 and allowing 78.57 PPG. The Valparaiso Crusaders FG% has averaged 42.66% to date this season, more than the Chicago State Cougars shooters have managed so far (41.07% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago State got 21 points from Fred Sims Jr. but lost anyway, 83-65, to Troy on Friday at Orleans Arena.

Valparaiso got 35 points from Alec Peters en route to a 87-80 loss at the hands of Valparaiso on Thursday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Chicago State is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Valparaiso
  • Chicago State is 1-18 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Valparaiso
  • Valparaiso is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 7 games
  • Valparaiso is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Valparaiso is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago State at Central Michigan, Friday, December 30th
Valparaiso at UIC, Friday, December 30th