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Wright State Raiders take on Crusaders in NCAA basketball test

Wright State RaidersValparaiso Crusaders
Jan 19, 8:05 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Wright State Raiders vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds


Valparaiso will look to improve on its 14-5 record on Saturday when they host Wright State in NCAA basketball odds action at Athletics-Recreation Center.

The Raiders will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 10-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Crusaders are 10-6 ATS. Wright State is 6-4 on the totals; Valparaiso is 5-9.

View Wright State vs Valparaiso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Valparaiso opened as 8.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 124-ranked Crusaders and the No. 216-rated Raiders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-68 win for the Crusaders on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Raiders is ranked No. 318 in NCAA hoops at 30.6 per game. Contrast that with Valparaiso’s No. 185 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Valparaiso is the No. 90-ranked team in the country at 7.1 per game, while Wright State rates No. 186 at 6.1 per game.

Defensively, Wright State features the nation's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 60 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Wright State was a 62-61 winner on the road against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Ramblers were burned for 29 points by Reggie Arceneaux on Friday as the Raiders put another game in the win column, 62-61, at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Last time out for Valparaiso, they were an 89-88 winner as they battled Detroit on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Detroit was victimized by Kevin Van Wijk for 31 points as the Crusaders defeated the Titans 89-88 in college hoops action on Thursday.

Wright State Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Raiders at Crusaders trends to consider:
Wright State is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Valparaiso is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
Valparaiso is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 6 games when playing Wright State
Valparaiso is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Wright State

Next up:
Wright State at Detroit, Monday, January 21
Valparaiso home to Wisc-Green Bay, Wednesday, January 23