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Postseason NIT - Valparaiso Crusaders Face the Illinois Fighting Illini: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Illinois Fighting Illini will look to improve on a 18-14 record on Tuesday when they host the Valparaiso Crusaders in NCAA basketball betting odds action at State Farm Center.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 18-14 and 15-16 ATS Illinois Fighting Illini will face the 24-8 Valparaiso Crusaders, who own a 15-14 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Illinois Fighting Illini are 12-19 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Valparaiso Crusaders are 14-15.

This game puts the Illinois Fighting Illini, most recently No. 161 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Valparaiso Crusaders, who rate No. 70 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois's No. 184-rated squad against Valparaiso's No. 40-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois rates No. 126 in the country with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight, the Valparaiso Crusaders rank No. 185 nationally with 6.69 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Crusaders got 8 points from Tevonn Walker, but it was Wisconsin-Milwaukee that prevailed in a 43-41 final on Saturday at Joe Louis Arena.

The Fighting Illini were hammered by Michigan on Thursday, losing by a 75-55 final at Verizon Center in college basketball betting action.