Stonehill College Skyhawks (4-9) vs. Valparaiso Beacons (5-7)
December 21, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Valparaiso Beacons -7.5 / Stonehill College Skyhawks +7.5; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Stonehill Skyhawks and Valparaiso Crusaders meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Stonehill Skyhawks look for their fifth win. The Valparaiso Crusaders look for their sixth win.
The Stonehill Skyhawks are averaging 70.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 76.5 points on 45 percent shooting. Andrew Sims is averaging 16.8 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Max Zegarowski is averaging 12.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. Isaiah Burnett is the third double-digit scorer and Thatcher Stone is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Stonehill Skyhawks are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Stonehill Skyhawks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.9 rebounds per game.
The Valparaiso Crusaders are averaging 69.6 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Ben Krikke is averaging 19 points and 6 rebounds, while Kobe King is averaging 17.6 points and 3.2 rebounds. Quinton Green is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Edwards is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Valparaiso Crusaders are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Valparaiso Crusaders are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.
The Skyhawks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Beacons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Skyhawks last 7 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Beacons last 5 overall.
Neither of these teams are good, but it is fair to say the Valparaiso Crusaders are the more talented side, and they do win at home by an average of 10.8 points. The Stonehill Skyhawks have issues defensively, and they lose by an average of 10.8 points in the underdog role. Valparaiso doesn’t cover numbers, but this is a game it should win. I’ll lay the points.