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Falcons face Valparaiso Crusaders: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Bowling Green FalconsValparaiso Crusaders
Dec 10, 8:05 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Bowling Green Falcons vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds

5-3TEAM RECORD6-3

Bowling Green travels to Valparaiso on Saturday, hoping to boost its 5-3 record with a victory over the Crusaders.

The Crusaders currently sports a 6-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-1 ATS. The Falcons are 5-3 and 4-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Crusaders produce a 4-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Falcons have gone 3-3 against the number.

View Bowling Green vs Valparaiso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Crusaders as 7-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 15-ranked Crusaders and the No. 323-rated Falcons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-72 win for the Crusaders on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Falcons is ranked No. 212 in NCAA hoops at 34.6 per game. Contrast that with Valparaiso’s No. 113 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Valparaiso is the No. 206-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Bowling Green rates No. 306 at 4.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Bowling Green owns the country's No. 44-rated mark, allowing 61.5 points per game on the highway. Valparaiso, on the other hand, rates No. 88 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Bowling Green was an 87-44 winner at home against Malone. The battle between the Falcons and Pioneers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Malone was handed an 87-44 defeat on Wednesday at Stroh Center.

Valparaiso was an 85-76 loser in their most recent outing on the road against IUPU Fort Wayne. The Crusaders endured an 85-76 loss at the hands of the Mastodons on Wednesday, despite a 20-point effort from Ryan Broekhoff at Memorial Coliseum.

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Michigan State are 1-1
After a win are 4-6

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing IUPU Fort Wayne are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Falcons at Crusaders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 5 games on the road
Bowling Green is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Bowling Green is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Valparaiso is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Valparaiso is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Bowling Green at Michigan State, Saturday, December 17
Valparaiso home to Oakland, Saturday, December 17

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