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IUPUI Jaguars host Valparaiso Crusaders in college basketball action

Valparaiso CrusadersIUPUI Jaguars
Dec 23, 1:00 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse

Valparaiso Crusaders vs IUPUI Jaguars Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the IUPUI Jaguars try to run the Crusaders off the court at Conseco Fieldhouse in college hoops action.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Conseco Fieldhouse).

The Jaguars sport records of 5-8 and 2-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Crusaders have 8-4 and 5-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-1 for the Jaguars and 5-4 for the Crusaders.

View Valparaiso vs IUPUI Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jaguars at No. 177 and the Crusaders at No. 94 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-71 result in favor of the Crusaders.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up IUPUI's No. 115 nationally ranked offense (71.9 points per game) against a Crusaders defense that sits as the No. 201 at 67.7 PPG. The Jaguars have been averaging 40.9% from the field, less than the Crusaders have managed so far this season (48.2% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Valparaiso owns the country's No. 208-rated mark, allowing 73 points per game on the highway. IUPUI, on the other hand, rates No. 74 in scoring at home.

Valparaiso was a 59-48 winner in its last match on the road against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 12–point spread as favorites. The Crusaders got 19 points from Ryan Broekhoff as Valparaiso ran past Northern Illinois 59-48 on Tuesday at NIU Convocation Center.

IUPUI was a 66-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Ball State. They covered the 3.5–point spread as underdogs. The Jaguars grabbed a 66-57 win over the Cardinals on Monday, behind a 22-point effort from Alex Young at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Northern Illinois are 2-2
After a win are 6-4

Next up:
Valparaiso home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Thursday, December 29
IUPUI home to Western Illinois, Friday, December 30