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Valparaiso Crusaders Visit Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix will hit the floor running against the away Valparaiso Crusaders Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Valparaiso Crusaders before tip-off in this one found them as -4.5-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Valparaiso Crusaders will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 12-8 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix are 10-11 ATS. Valparaiso Crusaders are 8-12 on betting the total; Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix are 10-11.

The Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix sit at No. 85 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Valparaiso Crusaders sit at No. 26 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Wisconsin-Green Bay's No. 36 nationally ranked offense (80.57 points per game) against a Valparaiso Crusaders defense that sits as the No. 66 at 68.35 PPG. The Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix have been averaging 44.25% from the field, more than the Crusaders have managed so far this season (44.09% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Crusaders grabbed a 71-53 win over the Panthers on Thursday, behind a 22-point effort from Alec Peters at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

The Phoenix grabbed a 84-80 win over the Flames on Thursday, behind a 18-point effort from Warren Jones at Resch Center.

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 5 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Wisconsin-Green Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Wisconsin-Green Bay is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin-Green Bay's last 5 games
  • Wisconsin-Green Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso home to Cleveland State, Thursday, February 9th
Wisconsin-Green Bay at Northern Kentucky, Thursday, February 9th