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

Wisc-Green Bay PhoenixValparaiso Crusaders
Dec 31, 5:05 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds


The Crusaders will try to cover the spread at Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix in college basketball action.

The Crusaders sport records of 8-6 and 5-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Phoenix have 6-7 and 5-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-5 for the Crusaders and 3-7 for the Phoenix.

View Wisc-Green Bay vs Valparaiso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Valparaiso opened as 6-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 152-rated Crusaders and the No. 55-ranked Phoenix, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-64 result in favor of the Crusaders.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Valparaiso's No. 89-ranked offense, averaging 73.6 PPG, against a Phoenix defense that ranks No. 79 at 62.5 PPG. The Crusaders field goal percentage has averaged 47.3% so far, more than the Phoenix marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.4% per game.

Defensively, Wisc-Green Bay features the nation's No. 113-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 114 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Wisc-Green Bay was a 53-49 loser on the road against Butler. They covered the 8.5–point spread as underdogs. Wisc-Green Bay got 13 points from Alec Brown but lost anyway, 53-49, to Butler on Thursday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Valparaiso was a 57-55 loser in its last match at home against Wisc-Milwaukee. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as favorites. The Crusaders endured a 57-55 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Ryan Broekhoff at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-7
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Butler are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-1
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Phoenix at Crusaders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisc-Green Bay's last 5 games on the road
Wisc-Green Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Valparaiso's last 9 games when playing Wisc-Green Bay
Valparaiso is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
Valparaiso is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Valparaiso is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Wisc-Green Bay

Next up:
Wisc-Green Bay at Wisc-Milwaukee, Saturday, January 7
Valparaiso at Detroit, Friday, January 6