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Oakland Grizzlies visit Valparaiso Crusaders in NCAAB hoops battle

Oakland GrizzliesValparaiso Crusaders
Dec 17, 8:05 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Oakland Grizzlies vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Oakland when they take on the Crusaders on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Crusaders are 7-3 overall and 5-2 ATS ATS, while the Grizzlies are 7-4 and 2-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Valparaiso boasts a 5-2 on the OU, and Oakland is 3-0.

View Oakland vs Valparaiso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Valparaiso opened as 2-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Crusaders - Grizzlies odds would favor the Crusaders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Valparaiso is rated No. 81 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 130. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-79 win for the Crusaders.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Valparaiso's No. 70-ranked offense, averaging 74.9 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 320 at 76.4 PPG. The Crusaders field goal percentage has averaged 48.5% so far, more than the Grizzlies marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Defensively, Oakland features the nation's No. 178-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 80 nationally in scoring at home.

Oakland was a 77-62 winner in its last match at home against Rochester College. Oakland got 23 points from Laval Lucas-Perry en route to a 77-62 victory over Rochester College on Tuesday at Athletics Center.

Last time out for Valparaiso, they were an 82-79 winner as they battled Bowling Green at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Valparaiso got 20 points from Ryan Broekhoff en route to an 82-79 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Northern Illinois are 4-0
After playing Bowling Green are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Grizzlies at Crusaders trends to consider:
Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Valparaiso is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Oakland
Valparaiso is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games when playing Oakland
Valparaiso is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Oakland at Arizona, Tuesday, December 20
Valparaiso at Northern Illinois, Tuesday, December 20