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Valparaiso Crusaders Face the Youngstown State Penguins: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Youngstown State Penguins will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Monday when they play host to the Valparaiso Crusaders at Beeghly Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Youngstown State Penguins to cover the point spread in this one found them as 17-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Youngstown State Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Youngstown State Penguins sit at 7-12 (8-7 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Valparaiso Crusaders are currently 15-3 (9-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Youngstown State is 10-5 OU, and Valparaiso is 6-10 OU.

The Youngstown State Penguins sit at No. 313 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Valparaiso Crusaders sit at No. 8 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Youngstown State has the nation's No. 122-rated offensive output, at 75.21 PPG. The visiting Valparaiso Crusaders defense ranks No. 4 allowing on average 59.72 PPG. The Penguins FG% has averaged 42.85% so far, less than the Youngstown State Crusaders marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.36% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Valparaiso got 21 points and 21 rebounds from Alec Peters en route to a 85-70 victory over Wisc-Green Bay on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Youngstown State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Wright State and falling by a 81-45 score at Nutter Center.

Betting Trends
  • Valparaiso is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Valparaiso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Youngstown State
  • Youngstown State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Youngstown State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Youngstown State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Valparaiso
  • Youngstown State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Valparaiso

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso at Wright State, Friday, January 22nd
Youngstown State at Cleveland State, Sunday, January 24th