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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Valparaiso Crusaders in Battle with Cleveland State Vikings

Valparaiso Crusaders will go to the free throw line vs Cleveland State Vikings on Saturday, hoping to boost its 13-4 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Cleveland State Vikings to cover the point spread in this one found them as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Cleveland State Vikings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland State Vikings sport a record of 5-12 and 4-11 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Valparaiso Crusaders have 13-4 and 7-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-7 for the Cleveland State Vikings and 6-8 for the Valparaiso Crusaders.

The Vikings - Crusaders odds would favor the Crusaders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland State is rated No. 241 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Valparaiso is at No. 114.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland State's No. 244-ranked offense, averaging 66.35 PPG, against a Crusaders defense that ranks No. 148 at 71.65 PPG. The Vikings field goal percentage has averaged 41.39% so far, less than the Crusaders marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.42% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Valparaiso earned a 78-62 victory over Youngstown State on Thursday, getting 17 points from Alec Peters at Beeghly Center.

Rob Edwards scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Vikings to a win (they lost 59-54 to UIC at Wolstein Center on Thursday).

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Valparaiso is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 6 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland State
  • Cleveland State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Cleveland State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Valparaiso

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso home to Wisconsin-Green Bay, Monday, January 16th
Cleveland State at Oakland, Monday, January 16th