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Valparaiso Crusaders Favored by -9.5 Point Spread Against the Detroit Titans on Sunday

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Valparaiso when they take on the Detroit Titans on Sunday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Valparaiso Crusaders before tip-off in this one found them as -9.5-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Detroit Titans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Titans currently sport a 6-20 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-16 ATS. The Valparaiso Crusaders are 21-6 and 13-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Detroit Titans produce a 16-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Valparaiso Crusaders have gone 12-12 against the totals betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 182-rated Detroit Titans and the No. 16-ranked Valparaiso Crusaders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's No. 80-ranked scoring average of 77.35 PPG, against a Valparaiso Crusaders defense rated No. 81 and allowing 69.22 PPG. The Detroit Titans FG% has averaged 44.75% to date this season, more than the Valparaiso Crusaders shooters have managed so far (44.58% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alec Peters scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Crusaders to a win (they lost 82-71 to Oakland at Athletics Center O'Rena on Friday).

Detroit got 21 points from Corey Allen but lost anyway, 74-69, to UIC on Friday at Calihan Hall.

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 5 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Detroit is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso home to Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Tuesday, February 21st
Detroit at Cleveland State, Tuesday, February 21st