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Valparaiso Crusaders home to Penguins in NCAAB betting action

Youngstown State PenguinsValparaiso Crusaders
March 1, 8:00 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Youngstown State Penguins vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds

9-20TEAM RECORD21-10

The Valparaiso Crusaders will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Penguins at Athletics-Recreation Center in NCAAB action.

It's a game in the Horizon Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68.

The Crusaders currently sports a 21-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-11-1 ATS. The Penguins are 9-20 and 7-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Crusaders produce a 14-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Penguins have gone 13-7 against the number.

View Youngstown State vs Valparaiso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Penguins listed as 14-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Crusaders rated this week at No. 64 and the Penguins sitting at No. 286. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 77-66 result in favor of the Crusaders.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Penguins rank No. 207 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.2 per game. That compares with Valparaiso’s No. 187 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Valparaiso is college basketball's No. 189-ranked team at 6.1 per game, while the Penguins rate No. 32 with 8 per game.

Defensively, Youngstown State features the nation's No. 333-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.8 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 143 nationally in scoring at home.

Youngstown State was a 94-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against Wisc-Milwaukee. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as underdogs. Blake Allen scored 26 points for Youngstown State on Saturday, but the Panthers managed a 94-87 victory over the Penguins at Beeghly Center.

In their last action, Valparaiso was a 79-65 winner at home against Illinois-Chicago. They earned a push of the 14–point spread as favorites. Valparaiso got 18 points from Cory Johnson en route to a 79-65 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 0-10
After a loss are 2-8

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-3
After playing Illinois-Chicago are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Penguins at Crusaders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 5 games on the road
Youngstown State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Youngstown State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Youngstown State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Valparaiso
Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Youngstown State
Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Youngstown State
Valparaiso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 5 games