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Northern Kentucky Norse Visit Valparaiso Crusaders in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Northern Kentucky Norse will go to the free throw line vs Valparaiso Crusaders on Thursday, hoping to boost its 9-14 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Valparaiso Crusaders betting line as -20-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Northern Kentucky Norse vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Valparaiso Crusaders sit at 20-4 (13-9 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Northern Kentucky Norse are currently 9-14 (8-11 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Valparaiso is 10-12 OU, and Northern Kentucky is 10-8-1 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Valparaiso Crusaders and the No. 152-ranked Northern Kentucky Norse, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Norse got 20 points from Jalen Billups as Northern Kentucky ran past Wisc-Milwaukee 75-71 on Saturday at BB.

The Crusaders got 15 points from Alec Peters as Valparaiso ran past Illinois-Chicago 73-55 on Saturday at UIC Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Valparaiso is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 7 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Kentucky at Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, February 13th
Valparaiso at Wright State, Saturday, February 13th