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Ohio Bobcats vs Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Matchup Report

Valparaiso CrusadersOhio Bobcats
2-1November 17, 2013, 02:00 | Ohio University Convocation Center1-1

The Ohio Bobcats hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Valparaiso Crusaders pay a visit to Ohio University Convocation Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Bobcats sport a record of 1-1 and 2-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Crusaders have 2-1 and 1-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-0 for the Bobcats and 1-1 for the Crusaders.

View Valparaiso Crusaders vs Ohio Bobcats Odds and Stats.

The Crusaders were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 65-rated Bobcats and the No. 48-ranked Crusaders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Valparaiso, they were a 64-52 loser as they battled Illinois on the road. They covered in the match as a 12.5-point underdog. The Crusaders endured a 64-52 loss at the hands of the Fighting Illini on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Jordan Coleman at State Farm Center.

Ohio lost its last outing, a 79-69 result against Ohio State on November 12. They covered in that game as a 18.5-point underdog. Ohio suffered a 79-69 loss against Ohio State on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Stevie Taylor in a losing effort at Value City Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crusaders is ranked No. 101 in NCAA hoops at 39.67 per game. Contrast that with Ohio’s No. 236 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ohio is the No. 50-ranked team in the country at 8 per game, while Valparaiso rates No. 69 at 7.33 per game.

Next up:
Valparaiso at Evansville, Wednesday, November 20th
Ohio at Morgan State, Wednesday, November 20th