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Drake Bulldogs vs Valparaiso Crusaders College Basketball Betting Preview

College basketball betting interest will be high on Wednesday when the Bulldogs of Drake hit the hard court against the Crusaders of Valparaiso.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Drake Bulldogs before tip-off in this one found them as 2-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Drake Bulldogs vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Drake Bulldogs have watched them go 10-7 and 9-4-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Valparaiso Crusaders are at 10-7 and 7-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Valparaiso Crusaders are 5-9, while the Drake Bulldogs have a 9-5 mark.

The Crusaders - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Valparaiso is rated No. 249 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Drake is at No. 205.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Valparaiso's No. 174 nationally ranked offense (72.82 points per game) against a Drake Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 191 at 74.94 PPG. The Valparaiso Crusaders have been averaging 44.79% from the field, less than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (45.53% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Drake earned a 75-72 victory over Indiana State on Saturday, getting 25 points from De'Antae McMurray at Hulman Center.

Valparaiso got 17 points from Max Joseph en route to a 83-72 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Drake is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Drake is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Drake's last 7 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Valparaiso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Valparaiso's last 12 games
  • Valparaiso is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Drake home to Evansville, Saturday, January 13th
Valparaiso at Northern Iowa, Saturday, January 13th