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Valparaiso Crusaders vs Indiana State Sycamores Betting Odds and Trends

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Sycamores of Indiana State hit the hard court against the Crusaders of Valparaiso.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Valparaiso Crusaders betting line as -9-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Indiana State Sycamores vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Valparaiso Crusaders are 8-2 so far on the season, and 4-4 ATS vs the number. The Indiana State Sycamores, meanwhile, are 5-5 and 7-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Valparaiso go 3-5 and the Indiana State Sycamores go 5-4 on betting totals.

The Valparaiso Crusaders sit at No. 140 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indiana State Sycamores sit at No. 211 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Valparaiso's No. 133-ranked offense, averaging 75.1 PPG, against a Sycamores defense that ranks No. 115 at 68.8 PPG. The Crusaders field goal percentage has averaged 42.18% so far, less than the Sycamores marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.67% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Indiana State got 17 points from Brenton Scott but lost anyway, 77-59, to Western Kentucky on Sunday at Hulman Center.

Valparaiso got 27 points and 27 rebounds from Alec Peters en route to a 84-81 victory over Missouri State on Saturday at JQH Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Indiana State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Indiana State is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana State's last 10 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Valparaiso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana State

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana State home to Eastern Illinois, Wednesday, December 21st
Valparaiso at Santa Clara, Thursday, December 22nd