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NCAA hoops odds preview - Valparaiso vs. Wright State

Valparaiso CrusadersWright State Raiders
17-12February 25, 2014, 07:00 | Nutter Center16-13

Wright State will look to improve on its 16-13 record on Tuesday when they host Valparaiso in NCAA basketball odds action at Nutter Center.

This season, the Raiders are 16-13 overall and 9-14 ATS, while the Crusaders are 17-12 and 13-11 ATS. As for the totals, Wright State boasts a 12-11 on the OU, and Valparaiso is 7-16-1.

View Valparaiso Crusaders vs Wright State Raiders Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Raiders in this one found them listed as -5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Tuesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Crusaders was expected to move the line.

This game puts the Raiders, most recently No. 133 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Crusaders, who rate No. 60 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Valparaiso was a 68-66 winner at home against Youngstown State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Crusaders got 22 points from Alec Peters as Valparaiso ran past Youngstown State 68-66 on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Wright State won its last outing, a 65-61 result against Detroit on February 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite. The Raiders grabbed a 65-61 win over the Titans on Friday, behind a 19-point effort from AJ Pacher at Nutter Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wright State has the nation's No. 206-rated offensive output, at 67.34 PPG. The visiting Crusaders defense ranks No. 84 allowing on average 67.52 PPG. The Raiders FG% has averaged 44.94% so far, less than the Crusaders marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.08% per game.

A few Crusaders at Raiders trends to consider:
Valparaiso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Valparaiso is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Valparaiso's last 10 games
Valparaiso is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Wright State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wright State's last 8 games
Wright State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Wright State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Valparaiso home to Cleveland State, Saturday, March 1st
Wright State at Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, March 1st