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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Ball State Cardinals in Battle with Valparaiso Crusaders

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Ball State and Valparaiso on Saturday, with the host Cardinals trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Valparaiso Crusaders opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Ball State Cardinals are 5-4 overall and 4-3 ATS, while the Valparaiso Crusaders are 8-1 and 4-2 ATS. As for the betting totals, Ball State boasts a 4-3 on the OU, and Valparaiso is 2-4.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 53-rated Valparaiso Crusaders taking on the No. 242-rated Ball State Cardinals in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Ball State's No. 181-rated squad against Valparaiso's No. 15-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Ball State rates No. 94 in the country with 8.43 per game, while their foes tonight, the Valparaiso Crusaders rank No. 220 nationally with 6.12 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Crusaders were hammered by Purdue on Thursday, losing by a 80-50 final at Mackey Arena in college basketball betting action.

Tayler Persons scored 24 points leading the Cardinals to a 80-77 victory over Notre Dame at Joyce Center on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 5 games
  • Valparaiso is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 5 games on the road
  • Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Ball State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Ball State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Valparaiso
  • Ball State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Valparaiso

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso at Northwestern, Thursday, December 14th
Ball State at North Florida, Tuesday, December 19th