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Postseason NIT - George Washington Colonials vs Valparaiso Crusaders NCAA College Basketball Betting

George Washington Colonials will go to the free throw line vs Valparaiso Crusaders on Thursday, hoping to boost its 27-10 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Valparaiso Crusaders as -2-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

George Washington Colonials vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Valparaiso Crusaders sit at 30-6 (17-17 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the George Washington Colonials are currently 27-10 (17-17-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Valparaiso is 16-18 OU, and George Washington is 19-16 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-ranked Valparaiso Crusaders and the No. 30-rated George Washington Colonials in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Valparaiso's No. 97-ranked scoring average of 75.61 PPG, against a George Washington Colonials defense rated No. 80 and allowing 68.7 PPG. The Valparaiso Crusaders FG% has averaged 44.41% to date this season, less than the George Washington Colonials shooters have managed so far (44.68% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Colonials got a 20-point performance from Tyler Cavanaugh, who added 20 rebounds, as George Washington ran past San Diego State 65-46 on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Valparaiso got 15 points from Alec Peters en route to a 72-70 victory over BYU on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Betting Trends
  • George Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of George Washington's last 7 games
  • Valparaiso is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Valparaiso is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Valparaiso's last 9 games