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Oakland Grizzlies Battle vs Valparaiso Crusaders Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Valparaiso Crusaders vs Oakland Grizzlies battle Friday at Athletics Center Orena as the Grizzlies look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Oakland Grizzlies in this one found them listed as 1-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Crusaders was expected to move the line.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Oakland Grizzlies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Grizzlies bring a 9-6 record (8-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-3 Crusaders, who are 6-6 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Oakland go 8-2 so far and the Valparaiso Crusaders go 4-8.

This game puts the Oakland Grizzlies, most recently No. 110 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Valparaiso Crusaders, who rate No. 27 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oakland's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 86.87 PPG, against a Crusaders defense that ranks No. 3 at 57.71 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 45.28% so far, more than the Crusaders marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.45% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Crusaders and Flames didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Illinois-Chicago was handed a 75-47 defeat on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Kahlil Felder scored 23 points and chipped in with 14 assists for a double-double, but his team still lost 100-98 against Youngstown State in college basketball action at Athletics Center Orena.

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
  • Valparaiso is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Oakland
  • Valparaiso is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Oakland
  • Oakland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Oakland is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
  • Oakland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Valparaiso
  • Oakland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Valparaiso

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso at Detroit, Sunday, January 10th
Oakland at Illinois-Chicago, Sunday, January 10th