Valparaiso Beacons (9-12) vs. Northern Iowa Panthers (11-9)
January 25, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Northern Iowa Panthers -9.5 / Valparaiso Beacons +9.5; Over/Under: +139.5
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The Valparaiso Crusaders and Northern Iowa Panthers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the McLeod Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Preview
The Valparaiso Crusaders are averaging 68.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Ben Krikke is averaging 17.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Kobe King is averaging 17 points and 3.7 rebounds. Quinton Green is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Edwards is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Valparaiso Crusaders are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Valparaiso Crusaders are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.
The Northern Iowa Panthers Betting Preview
The Northern Iowa Panthers are averaging 70.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Bowen Born is averaging 18.8 points and 2.9 assists, while Tytan Anderson is averaging 13.4 points and 9.4 rebounds. Nate Heise is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Duax is dishing 1.2 assists. The Northern Iowa Panthers are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Iowa Panthers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game.
Valparaiso vs Northern Iowa Trends
The Beacons are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 13-6 in Beacons last 19 road games. The over is 3-1-1 in Panthers last 5 overall. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Valparaiso Beacons are a bad team that gets worse in these spots. Valparaiso loses on the road by an average of 11.9 points and in the underdog role by an average of 12.8 points. The Northern Iowa Panthers are covering numbers lately, and they’re at home, where they win by an average of 7.8 points. Give me Northern Iowa.