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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Valparaiso Crusaders Underdogs vs Missouri State Bears

Athletics-Recreation Center will host Missouri State Bears vs Valparaiso Crusaders action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Valparaiso Crusaders betting line opened as 1-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Missouri State Bears vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Missouri State Bears have watched them go 11-3 and 6-5 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Valparaiso Crusaders are at 9-5 and 6-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Valparaiso Crusaders are 3-8, while the Missouri State Bears have a 4-7 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Valparaiso Crusaders rated this week at No. 111 and the Missouri State Bears sitting at No. 68.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Valparaiso has the nation's No. 162-rated offensive output, at 73.86 PPG. The visiting Missouri State Bears defense ranks No. 19 allowing on average 62.64 PPG. The Crusaders FG% has averaged 46.03% so far, less than the Valparaiso Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.07% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alize Johnson scored 24 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Missouri State on Friday, leading the Bears to a 64-59 victory over Loyola-Chicago at JQH Arena.

Valparaiso suffered a 73-64 loss against Indiana State on Thursday, getting 19 points from Tevonn Walker in a losing effort at Hulman Center.

Betting Trends
  • Missouri State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • Missouri State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Missouri State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Missouri State's last 18 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Valparaiso is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Valparaiso's last 9 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Missouri State home to Northern Iowa, Thursday, January 4th
Valparaiso at Bradley, Wednesday, January 3rd