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Valparaiso Crusaders take on Knights in NCAA basketball test

Valparaiso CrusadersCentral Florida Knights
8-5December 22, 2013, 02:30 | CFE Arena7-3

The Central Florida Knights will try to cover the spread at CFE Arena on Sunday when they get a visit from the Valparaiso Crusaders in NCAA basketball action.

The Knights sit at 7-3 (1-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Crusaders are currently 8-5 (6-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Central Florida is 1-3 OU, and Valparaiso is 3-5-1 OU.

View Valparaiso Crusaders vs Central Florida Knights Odds and Stats.

The Knights were listed as -4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Knights rated this week at No. 198 and the Crusaders sitting at No. 58.

Central Florida was an 86-58 winner in its last match at home against Rio Grande. Central Florida cruised to victory on Saturday, running Rio Grande out of the gym and running up an 86-58 score at CFE Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Crusaders rank No. 35 in NCAA Division 1 with 40 per game. That compares with Central Florida’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Central Florida is college basketball's No. 27-ranked team at 8.4 per game, while the Crusaders rate No. 43 with 7.85 per game.

Next up:
Valparaiso at East Tennessee State, Sunday, December 29th
Central Florida at Louisville, Tuesday, December 31st