The Valparaiso Crusaders and Indiana State Sycamores meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Hulman Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Preview
The Valparaiso Crusaders are averaging 69.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Ben Krikke is averaging 18.5 points and 6 rebounds, while Kobe King is averaging 16.5 points and 4.2 rebounds. Quinton Green is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Edwards is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Valparaiso Crusaders are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Valparaiso Crusaders are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game.
The Indiana State Sycamores Betting Preview
The Indiana State Sycamores are averaging 78.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Courvoisier McCauley is averaging 16.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Cameron Henry is averaging 10.8 points and 4.9 rebounds. Cooper Neese is the third double-digit scorer and Robbie Avila is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Indiana State Sycamores are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana State Sycamores are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.
Valpo vs Indiana State Trends
The Beacons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sycamores are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Beacons last 4 overall. The over is 9-4 in Sycamores last 13 Wednesday games.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Valparaiso Beacons lose by more than 11 points on average as underdogs and on the road, and they're 1-3 ATS as double-digit underdogs this season. The Indiana State Sycamores are 5-2 ATS as double-digit favorites this season, and they win at home by an average of 14.5 points. Give me Indiana State in a home beat down.