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Cleveland State Vikings visit Valparaiso Crusaders in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Valparaiso Crusaders host Cleveland State on Thursday, looking to build on their 19-5 mark against the 7-17 Vikings in college basketball betting action at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Valparaiso Crusaders as -13.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Cleveland State Vikings vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Valparaiso Crusaders are 19-5 so far on the season, and 12-9 ATS vs the number. The Cleveland State Vikings, meanwhile, are 7-17 and 7-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Valparaiso go 9-12 and the Cleveland State Vikings go 11-11 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Valparaiso Crusaders rated this week at No. 28 and the Cleveland State Vikings sitting at No. 128.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Valparaiso's No. 103-ranked offense, averaging 76 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 126 at 71.46 PPG. The Crusaders field goal percentage has averaged 43.99% so far, more than the Vikings marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.13% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland State got 16 points from Demonte Flannigan but lost anyway, 53-51, to Oakland on Saturday at Wolstein Center.

Valparaiso got 20 points from Alec Peters but lost anyway, 86-69, to Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday at Resch Center.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland State is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Cleveland State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland State's last 6 games
  • Cleveland State is 2-12-2 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Valparaiso is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland State at UIC, Saturday, February 11th
Valparaiso at Youngstown State, Saturday, February 11th