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Chicago State Cougars Home to Valparaiso Crusaders in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Chicago State Cougars will try to cover the point spread at Jones Convocation Center on Friday when they get a visit from the Valparaiso Crusaders in NCAA basketball betting action.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Chicago State Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago State Cougars sit at 3-6 (2-0 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Valparaiso Crusaders are currently 8-2 (4-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Chicago State is 0-2 OU, and Valparaiso is 3-5 OU.

The Chicago State Cougars sit at No. 289 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Valparaiso Crusaders sit at No. 42 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Chicago State's No. 60 nationally ranked offense (80.56 points per game) against a Valparaiso Crusaders defense that sits as the No. 7 at 57.8 PPG. The Chicago State Cougars have been averaging 42.46% from the field, less than the Crusaders have managed so far this season (43.63% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Crusaders grabbed a 69-63 win over the Sycamores on Wednesday, behind a 15-point effort from E. Victor Nickerson at Hulman Center.

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Valparaiso's last 9 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago State
  • Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chicago State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Valparaiso
  • Chicago State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Valparaiso

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso home to Missouri State, Saturday, December 19th
Chicago State at Northwestern, Sunday, December 13th