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Crusaders face Ohio State Buckeyes: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Valparaiso CrusadersOhio State Buckeyes
Nov 25, 6:30 PM | Value City Arena

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Friday when the Crusaders of Valparaiso hit the hard court against the Buckeyes of Ohio State.

Supporters of the Crusaders have watched them go 5-1 and 4-0 ATS on the year, while the Buckeyes are at 5-0 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Buckeyes are 1-1, while the Crusaders have a 3-1 mark.

View Valparaiso vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Ohio State sat as 23.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 43-rated Valparaiso taking on the No. 144-rated Buckeyes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 100-87 win for the Buckeyes on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Ohio State's No. 59-rated squad against Valparaiso's No. 83-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Ohio State rates No. 304 in the country with 4.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 248 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Valparaiso owns the country's No. 258-rated mark, allowing 77 points per game on the highway. Ohio State, on the other hand, rates No. 41 in scoring at home.

Valparaiso won its last outing, an 84-68 result against Duquesne on November 20. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. The Crusaders grabbed an 84-68 win over the Dukes on Sunday, behind a 22-point effort from Kevin Van Wijk at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Ohio State was a 107-74 winner in its last match at home against VMI. Ohio State cruised to victory on Wednesday, running VMI out of the gym and running up a 107-74 score at Value City Arena.

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Butler are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Duke are 0-1
After playing VMI are 1-1
After a win are 9-1

A few Crusaders at Buckeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Valparaiso's last 9 games on the road
Valparaiso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Valparaiso at Butler, Saturday, December 3
Ohio State home to Duke, Tuesday, November 29