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Valparaiso Crusaders vs Illinois-Chicago Flames NCAA College Hoops Odds

The Illinois-Chicago Flames will hit the floor running against the away Valparaiso Crusaders Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Valparaiso Crusaders before tip-off in this one found them as -22.5-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois-Chicago Flames are 3-18 so far on the season, and 6-14 ATS vs the number. The Valparaiso Crusaders, meanwhile, are 19-4 and 13-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Illinois-Chicago go 8-12 and the Valparaiso Crusaders go 10-11 on betting totals.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 1-rated Valparaiso Crusaders taking on the No. 326-rated Illinois-Chicago Flames in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Valparaiso Crusaders rank No. 8 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 42.22 per game. That compares with Illinois-Chicago’s No. 33 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois-Chicago is college basketball's No. 252-ranked team at 4.24 per game, while the Valparaiso Crusaders rate No. 82 with 7.78 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Crusaders and Penguins didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Youngstown State was handed a 97-68 defeat on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Dikembe Dixson scored 24 points leading the Flames to a 72-70 victory over Cleveland State at UIC Pavilion on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Illinois-Chicago is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois-Chicago's last 6 games
  • Illinois-Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso home to Northern Kentucky, Thursday, February 11th
Illinois-Chicago at Wright State, Thursday, February 11th