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Oakland Grizzlies vs Valparaiso Crusaders Preview

Valparaiso CrusadersOakland Grizzlies
Dec 17, 7:00 PM | Athletics Center

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Oakland Grizzlies Odds

7-3TEAM RECORD3-7

The visiting Valparaiso Crusaders hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Athletics Center against the Oakland Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies currently sports a 3-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-5 ATS. The Crusaders are 7-3 and 4-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Grizzlies produce a 1-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Crusaders have gone 1-5 against the number.

View Valparaiso vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Crusaders were listed as 2.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 220-rated Grizzlies and the No. 172-ranked Crusaders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-63 result in favor of the Crusaders.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 114-ranked offense, averaging 71.1 PPG, against a Crusaders defense that ranks No. 29 at 57.6 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Crusaders marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, Valparaiso features the nation's No. 53-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.8 points per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 nationally in scoring at home.

Valparaiso was a 62-54 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Missouri State. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Valparaiso got 20 points from LaVonte Dority en route to a 62-54 victory over Missouri State on Saturday at JQH Arena.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 78-61 result against Ohio on December 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 15-point underdog. Oakland got 29 points from Travis Bader on the way to a 78-61 loss against Ohio on Saturday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing IUPUI are 7-3
After playing Missouri State are 0-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Crusaders at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Valparaiso is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Valparaiso is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Valparaiso is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road

Next up:
Valparaiso home to IUPUI, Thursday, December 20
Oakland at West Virginia, Wednesday, December 19

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