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Indiana State Sycamores Home to Valparaiso Crusaders in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Indiana State Sycamores will hit the floor running against the away Valparaiso Crusaders Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Indiana State Sycamores as 0-point in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Indiana State Sycamores Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Indiana State Sycamores bring a 5-7 record (3-6-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-4 Crusaders, who are 6-4 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Indiana State go 6-3-1 so far and the Valparaiso Crusaders go 3-7.

The Indiana State Sycamores sit at No. 119 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Valparaiso Crusaders sit at No. 111 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Indiana State's No. 146 nationally ranked offense (74.92 points per game) against a Valparaiso Crusaders defense that sits as the No. 51 at 65.85 PPG. The Indiana State Sycamores have been averaging 42.17% from the field, less than the Crusaders have managed so far this season (45.91% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Crusaders endured a 73-60 loss at the hands of the Highlanders on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Max Joseph at Student Recreation Center.

Indiana State got 20 points from Brenton Scott but lost anyway, 73-68, to Elon on Friday at Hulman Center.

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • Valparaiso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Valparaiso's last 8 games
  • Indiana State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Indiana State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Valparaiso

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso home to Missouri State, Sunday, December 31st
Indiana State at Illinois State, Sunday, December 31st