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Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix vs Valparaiso Crusaders Preview

Valparaiso CrusadersWisc-Green Bay Phoenix
Feb 21, 8:00 PM | Resch Center

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Odds

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The Valparaiso Crusaders will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Phoenix in Wisc-Green Bay at Resch Center on Monday in college basketball action.

The Crusaders will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 11-9-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Phoenix are 11-9 ATS. Valparaiso is 12-8 on the totals; Wisc-Green Bay is 10-8-1.

View Valparaiso vs Wisc-Green Bay Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 248-ranked Phoenix and the No. 62-rated Crusaders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-68 win for the Crusaders on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wisc-Green Bay's No. 221-ranked scoring average of 67.7 PPG, against a Crusaders defense rated No. 139 and allowing 66.5 PPG. The Phoenix FG% has averaged 43.8% to date this season, less than the Crusaders shooters have managed so far (48.3% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Valparaiso owns the country's No. 244-rated mark, allowing 73.8 points per game on the highway. Wisc-Green Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 218 in scoring at home.

Valparaiso was an 80-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Missouri State. They covered the 1.5–point spread as favorites. The Crusaders grabbed an 80-67 win over the Bears on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Brandon Wood at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Wisc-Green Bay was a 61-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Illinois. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs. Rahmon Fletcher scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Phoenix to a win (they lost 61-60 to Southern Illinois at SIU Arena on Saturday).

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 5-4
After a win are 6-4

Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Youngstown State are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Crusaders at Phoenix trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 5 games on the road
Valparaiso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay
Wisc-Green Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Valparaiso
Wisc-Green Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Valparaiso
Wisc-Green Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wisc-Green Bay's last 8 games when playing Valparaiso

Next up:
Valparaiso home to Loyola of Chicago, Thursday, February 24
Wisc-Green Bay at Youngstown State, Thursday, February 24