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NCAA hoops odds preview - Valparaiso vs. Wisc-Green Bay

Valparaiso CrusadersWisc-Green Bay Phoenix
16-11February 20, 2014, 08:00 | Resch Center21-5

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Wisc-Green Bay vs Valparaiso battle Thursday at Resch Center as the Phoenix look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Phoenix currently sports a 21-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-10 ATS. The Crusaders are 16-11 and 13-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Phoenix produce a 8-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Crusaders have gone 7-14-1 against the number.

View Valparaiso Crusaders vs Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix as -9.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Phoenix sit at No. 55 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Crusaders sit at No. 87 on the same chart.

In their last action, Valparaiso was a 77-62 winner on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Valparaiso got 19 points from LaVonte Dority en route to a 77-62 victory over Wisc-Milwaukee on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Last time out for Wisc-Green Bay, they were a 68-54 winner as they battled Cleveland State on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Wisc-Green Bay earned a 68-54 victory over Cleveland State on Saturday, getting 18 points from Alec Brown at Wolstein Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wisc-Green Bay's No. 62 nationally ranked offense (75.38 points per game) against a Crusaders defense that sits as the No. 86 at 67.59 PPG. The Phoenix have been averaging 47.63% from the field, more than the Crusaders have managed so far this season (47.57% on average).

Next up:
Valparaiso home to Youngstown State, Saturday, February 22nd
Wisc-Green Bay at Oakland, Thursday, February 27th