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Samford Bulldogs visit Valparaiso Crusaders in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Samford Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Crusaders in Valparaiso at Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Valparaiso Crusaders as -9-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Samford Bulldogs vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Samford Bulldogs will look to cover the spread vs the Valparaiso Crusaders on Tuesday, as the Bulldogs are 0-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Crusaders are 1-0 ATS. Samford is 2-1 against the total, while Valparaiso is 1-0 versus the total betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 73-rated Valparaiso Crusaders and the No. 297-ranked Samford Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Samford is ranked No. 251 in NCAA basketball at 30.75 per game. Contrast that with Valparaiso's No. 77 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Valparaiso is the No. 136-ranked team in the country at 7.75 per game, while Samford rates No. 61 at 9.5 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs were hammered by Loyola-Chicago on Sunday, losing by a 88-67 final at Joseph J. Gentile Center in college basketball betting action.

The Crusaders blew out Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 83-50 win at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Samford is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Samford is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Samford is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Samford's last 14 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Valparaiso is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Samford home to Southeastern Louisiana, Friday, November 24th
Valparaiso at Kent State, Friday, November 24th