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Valparaiso Crusaders host Duquesne Dukes in college basketball action

Duquesne DukesValparaiso Crusaders
Nov 20, 4:30 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Duquesne Dukes vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds


Athletics-Recreation Center will host Crusaders vs. Dukes action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Crusaders bring a 4-1 record (3-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-1 Dukes, who are 3-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Valparaiso go 2-1 so far and the Dukes go 2-1.

View Duquesne vs Valparaiso Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 64-rated Crusaders and the No. 57-ranked Dukes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 89-80 result in favor of the Crusaders.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Valparaiso's No. 85-ranked offense, averaging 76.6 PPG, against a Dukes defense that ranks No. 268 at 72.5 PPG. The Crusaders field goal percentage has averaged 47.4% so far, more than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.

Defensively, Duquesne features the nation's No. 197-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 142 nationally in scoring at home.

Duquesne won its last outing, an 81-76 result against Akron on November 19. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. Duquesne got 24 points from Sean Johnson en route to an 81-76 victory over Akron on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Valparaiso was a 79-48 winner in its last match at home against Indiana-Kokomo. Valparaiso cruised to victory on Saturday, running Indiana-Kokomo out of the gym and running up a 79-48 score at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After playing Akron are 2-6
After a win are 6-4

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Ohio State are 0-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Dukes at Crusaders trends to consider:
Duquesne is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Valparaiso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Valparaiso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Duquesne home to Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, November 26
Valparaiso at Ohio State, Friday, November 25