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Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers battle vs Valparaiso Crusaders highlights college odds menu

Valparaiso CrusadersWisc-Milwaukee Panthers
March 5, 8:30 PM | U.S. Cellular Arena

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Odds

23-10TEAM RECORD18-12

Wisc-Milwaukee looks to cover the Panthers-Crusaders pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 18-12 mark when they host Valparaiso in college basketball action.

This game is part of the Horizon Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings.

This season, the Panthers are 18-12 overall and 14-9 ATS ATS, while the Crusaders are 23-10 and 13-12-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Wisc-Milwaukee boasts a 11-11-1 on the OU, and Valparaiso is 16-9.

View Valparaiso vs Wisc-Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers sit at No. 233 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Crusaders sit at No. 64 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Crusaders will win this game 76-70.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wisc-Milwaukee's No. 150 nationally ranked offense (69.7 points per game) against a Crusaders defense that sits as the No. 164 at 67.4 PPG. The Panthers have been averaging 43.4% from the field, less than the Crusaders have managed so far this season (47.7% on average).

Defensively, Valparaiso features the nation's No. 259-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.4 points per game. Wisc-Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 192 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Wisc-Milwaukee, they were a 94-87 winner as they battled Youngstown State on the road. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Wisc-Milwaukee got 23 points from Ja'Rob McCallum en route to a 94-87 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday at Beeghly Center.

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-2
After a win are 6-4

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Youngstown State are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Crusaders at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 5 games on the road
Valparaiso is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee
Wisc-Milwaukee is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Wisc-Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Wisc-Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Valparaiso
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 5 games