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Ball State Cardinals vs Valparaiso Crusaders Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Ball State Cardinals host Valparaiso on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-2 mark against the 6-1 Crusaders in college basketball betting action at Worthen Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Ball State sat as 9.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Ball State Cardinals battles the Valparaiso Crusaders, currently sitting with a 6-1 mark (4-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 1-2 for the Ball State Cardinals and 1-4 for the Valparaiso Crusaders.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 35-rated Valparaiso Crusaders taking on the No. 231-rated Ball State Cardinals in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Valparaiso Crusaders rank No. 77 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 40.57 per game. That compares with Ball State’s No. 131 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ball State is college basketball's No. 126-ranked team at 7.17 per game, while the Valparaiso Crusaders rate No. 181 with 6 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Valparaiso's last 7 games on the road
  • Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Ball State is 4-19 SU in its last 23 games
  • Ball State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • Ball State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Valparaiso

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso home to Belmont, Thursday, December 3rd
Ball State at IUPUI, Tuesday, December 1st