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College Basketball Betting - Missouri State Bears Valparaiso Crusaders Odds

JQH Arena will host Valparaiso Crusaders vs Missouri State Bears action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Valparaiso Crusaders before tip-off in this one found them as 1-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Missouri State Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Missouri State Bears sport a record of 5-2 and 2-3 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Valparaiso Crusaders have 7-2 and 3-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-2 for the Missouri State Bears and 2-5 for the Valparaiso Crusaders.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 115-rated Valparaiso Crusaders taking on the No. 101-rated Missouri State Bears in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Valparaiso is ranked No. 115 in NCAA basketball at 38 per game. Contrast that with Missouri State's No. 193 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Missouri State is the No. 33-ranked team in the country at 9.43 per game, while Valparaiso rates No. 249 at 5 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Valparaiso was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Kentucky and falling by a 87-63 score at Rupp Arena.

Missouri State earned a 79-71 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Alize Johnson at Show Me Center.

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Missouri State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Missouri State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso home to Indiana State, Saturday, December 17th
Missouri State at Oral Roberts, Wednesday, December 14th