Indiana State Sycamores vs. Valparaiso Crusaders - 12/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Valparaiso Crusaders (7-2) at Indiana State Sycamores (3-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Hulman Center)
The Line: Indiana State Sycamores +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana State Sycamores look to slow down the Valparaiso Crusaders n Wednesday action.
I admit the hot start of the Valparaiso Crusaders is tough to gage which means we probably won’t know enough about this squad until conference play begins. The Crusaders will be looking to get back to winning after a 69-66 defeat at Ball State as a 9.5 point favorite. The Cardinals sank shots a 46% while Valpo countered at 40% but Ball State sank three more free throws. Alec Peters was the offensive star of the game with 28 points and five yanks on 10-18 from the field including 5-9 from the perimeter. E Victor Nickerson tossed in 16 points and snagged five boards while Vashil Fernandez and Keith Carter contributed seven points apiece.
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Indiana State Sycamores looks like they could be trouble in the Missouri Valley if they can find consistency at the offensive end of the floor. The Sycamores didn’t find that consistency in a 68-62 loss to Eastern Illinois where 38.5% marksmanship costing them with the Panthers connecting at 45.5% which added up to five more baskets. Devonte Brown kept ISU competitive with 22 points on 6-13 with Brenton Scott adding eleven points and seven boards. Emondre Rickman scored ten points and snared eight rebounds while Matt Van Scyoc chipping in with eight.
The under is 6-2 in Valparaiso last 8 road games and the Crusaders are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall while the under is 42-19-1 in their last 62 overall. The under is 22-8-1 in the Sycamore’s last 31 Wednesday games. The Crusaders look like a team to watch out for and I’ll back them here…