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Miami Hurricanes vs Valparaiso Crusaders Preview

Valparaiso CrusadersMiami Hurricanes
March 14, 7:30 PM | BankUnited Center

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Miami Hurricanes Odds

22-11TEAM RECORD19-12

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Valparaiso when they take on the Hurricanes on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

The Hurricanes currently sports a 19-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-13-2 ATS. The Crusaders are 22-11 and 14-15-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hurricanes produce a 16-13 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Crusaders have gone 12-18 against the number.

View Valparaiso vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hurricanes at No. 59 and the Crusaders at No. 124 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-71 result in favor of the Hurricanes.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crusaders is ranked No. 244 in NCAA hoops at 33.1 per game. Contrast that with Miami’s No. 137 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Miami is the No. 54-ranked team in the country at 7.6 per game, while Valparaiso rates No. 110 at 6.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Valparaiso owns the country's No. 106-rated mark, allowing 67.6 points per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 86 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Valparaiso, they were a 70-50 loser as they battled Detroit at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Valparaiso was run off the court by the Titans on Tuesday as Detroit routed them 70-50 at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Miami lost its last outing, an 82-71 result against Florida State on March 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. Malcolm Grant scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Hurricanes to a win (they lost 82-71 to Florida State at Philips Arena on Friday).

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Florida State are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Crusaders at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 5 games on the road
Valparaiso is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games at home