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Valparaiso Crusaders take on Panthers in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Thursday when they play host to the Valparaiso Crusaders at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers as 9-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers are 8-15 overall and 12-8-1 ATS, while the Valparaiso Crusaders are 18-4 and 11-8 ATS. As for the betting totals, Wisconsin-Milwaukee boasts a 12-9 on the OU, and Valparaiso is 8-11.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers at No. 216 and the Valparaiso Crusaders at No. 26 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Valparaiso Crusaders rank No. 17 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 40.14 per game. That compares with Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s No. 244 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Wisconsin-Milwaukee is college basketball's No. 95-ranked team at 7.96 per game, while the Valparaiso Crusaders rate No. 225 with 6.09 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Shane Hammink scored 21 points leading the Crusaders to a 65-58 victory over Northern Kentucky at Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday.

The Panthers endured a 79-70 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Sunday, despite a 17-point effort from Cody Wichmann at Athletics Center O'Rena.

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Valparaiso
  • Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Valparaiso

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso at Wisconsin-Green Bay, Saturday, February 4th
Wisconsin-Milwaukee at UIC, Saturday, February 4th