Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to Wolstein Center to play the Cleveland State Vikings on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Valpo as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Crusaders come into this game with an overall record of 21-5 and a road record of 9-4. They are 13-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-13. The Vikings have an overall record of 8-18 and a home record of 4-7. They have an over/under record of 10-14 and they are 9-14 against the spread.
Alec Peters comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Crusaders. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Tevonn Walker averages 10.1 points per game in 23.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Valparaiso. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Rob Edwards averages 11.8 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Vikings. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Demonte Flannigan averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Valparaiso averages 73.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 141st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 175th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 102nd in the country. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 157th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 205th with 13 per game. The Crusaders allow 61 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 100th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 126th in the Division 1.
Vikings averages 61.8 points per game this year which ranks them 340th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 289th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 315th in the nation. They average 32.2 rebounds per game and 10.5 assists per contest which ranks them 312th and 331st respectively. In the turnover department the Vikings rank 264th with 13.7 per game. The Vikings allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 122nd in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 284th and 262nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 130th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 245th place in the nation. The Vikings force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 112th in college basketball.
The Crusaders average 73.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.3 per contest. The Crusaders have an offensive rating of 108.7 and they assist on 53.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Valparaiso turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.8%. The Crusaders give up 64.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 56 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Vikings score 62.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 61.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -5.6 points per game. The Vikings have a rating on offense of 94.2 and 46.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Cleveland State turns it over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.2%. The Vikings give up 68 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 13-9 against the spread
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 10-13 against the over/under
Cleveland State Vikings Betting Trends
The Cleveland State Vikings are 9-14 against the spread
The Cleveland State Vikings are 10-14 against the over/under
Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
11/15/15 C Derrik Smits Ankle out for season
Cleveland State Vikings Injuries
02/15/16 F Vinny Zollo Suspension expected to miss next 2 games
01/15/16 G Myles Hamilton Disciplinary has been dismissed
01/07/16 G Daniel Levitt ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Valparaiso
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