Valparaiso vs. Ball State - 11/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ball State Cardinals (3-2) at Valparaiso Crusaders (5-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Athletics-Recreation Center)
The Line: Valparaiso Crusaders -10 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds
The Valparaiso Crusaders and the Ball State Cardinals face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 5-1 this season and they have won their last two games against fairly stiff competition. Valpo is averaging 74.2 points per game and they are shooting 40.8 percent from the floor and 27.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 69.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Alec Peters leads the Crusaders averaging 25.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Shane Hammink is averaging 16.2 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Crusaders, Tevonn Walker is averaging 9.3 points and 5 rebounds, and Jubril Adekoya is averaging 8.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. Valparaiso should be a force once again in the Horizon League.
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The Ball State Cardinals are 3-2 this season and they have won their last 2 games. Ball State is averaging 78.2 points per game and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor and 37 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 76.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Tayler Persons leads the Cardinals averaging 19 points per game. Franko House is averaging 16.4 points and 7 rebounds for Ball State, Sean Sellers is averaging 9.8 points, and Trey Moses is averaging 7.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Ball State is playing their 4th game in a row away from home.
Valparaiso is 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 home games, 4-10 against the spread following a win, and 5-2 against the spread at home following 3 or more consecutive road games. Ball State is 6-19-2 against the spread against the Horizon League, 0-3-1 against the spread in their last 4 non-conference games, and 1-4-1 against the spread following a win.
Valpo is the class of this game and look for them to light up the scoreboard and get the cover.