Ball State vs. Valparaiso - 11/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Valparaiso Crusaders (6-1) at Ball State Cardinals (4-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Worthen Arena)
The Line: Ball State Cardinals +9.5 -- Over/Under: 134 See the Latest Odds
The Ball State Cardinals and the Valparaiso Crusaders face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Ball State Cardinals are 4-2 this season and they have won their last three games. Ball State is averaging 74.5 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.3 points and their opponents are shooting 39.4 percent. Ryan Weber leads the Cardinals averaging 14.8 points per game. Franko House is averaging 13.7 points and 5.3 rebounds, Bo Calhoun is averaging 11.2 points and 8.8 rebounds, and Sean Sellers is averaging 8.5 points. This is Ball State’s toughest test of the season thus far.
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The Valparaiso Crusaders are 6-1 this season with their lone loss coming at the hands of nationally ranked Oregon. Valpo is averaging 73.7 points per game and they are shooting 46.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 55.6 points per game and their opponents shoot 35 percent. Alec Peters leads the Crusaders averaging 14.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Tevonn Walker is averaging 11.6 points, Shane Hammink is averaging 10.6 points, and Keith Carter is averaging 8.5 points. Valparaiso is looking like a NCAA Tournament team so far this year.
Ball State is 4-1 against the spread following a win, 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games, and 5-19-2 against the spread against the Horizon League. Valparaiso is 6-0 against the spread following a win, 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, and 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 16 road games.
This is a big number but Ball State’s wins have come against low level competition and they shouldn’t fare too well here.