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Postseason NIT - St. Mary's Gaels vs Valparaiso Crusaders NCAA College Hoops Odds

The Valparaiso Crusaders host St. Mary's on Tuesday, looking to build on their 28-6 mark against the 29-5 Gaels in college basketball betting action at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Valparaiso Crusaders were listed as -2.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

St. Mary's Gaels vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Valparaiso Crusaders bring a 28-6 record (16-16 ATS) to this tilt against the 29-5 Gaels, who are 18-12 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Valparaiso go 16-16 so far and the St. Mary's Gaels go 11-18-1.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 47-rated St. Mary's Gaels taking on the No. 7-rated Valparaiso Crusaders in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Valparaiso's No. 83 nationally ranked offense (76.18 points per game) against a St. Mary's Gaels defense that sits as the No. 5 at 60.94 PPG. The Valparaiso Crusaders have been averaging 44.42% from the field, less than the Gaels have managed so far this season (50.9% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Mary's earned a 77-65 victory over Georgia on Sunday, getting 15 points from Emmett Naar at McKeon Pavilion.

Valparaiso earned a 81-69 victory over Florida State on Thursday, getting 26 points from Alec Peters at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Betting Trends
  • St. Mary's is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • St. Mary's is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Mary's's last 8 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Valparaiso is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Valparaiso's last 7 games
  • Valparaiso is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home