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Valparaiso Crusaders vs SIU-Edwardsville Cougars: Don Best Odds & Insights for 12/9/2020

A game after he put up 20 points in an 85-45 win over Judson (IL), Jacob Ognacevic leads the Valparaiso Crusaders (1-3) at home against the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (2-3) as 6.5-point favorites. The matchup tips at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. The point total is 64.5 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Valparaiso vs SIU-Edwardsville Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Valparaiso -6.5 -105 -115 64.5 -110 -110 -360 290

ATS Records for Valparaiso and SIU-Edwardsville

Valparaiso and SIU-Edwardsville Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 6.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Valparaiso 1-2 0-0 3-0
SIU-Edwardsville 1-2-1 0-0 4-0

Valparaiso Leaders

  • Donovan Clay leads the Crusaders in scoring, putting up 10.0 points per game.
  • Daniel Sackey leads Valparaiso with 3.8 assists per game and Eron Gordon paces the team with 4.8 rebounds per matchup.
  • Ognacevic averages 1.8 made threes per game to pace the Crusaders.
  • Sackey leads the team with 1.3 steals per game. Clay collects 1.3 blocks a contest to pace Valparaiso.

SIU-Edwardsville Leaders

  • Mike Adewunmi is at the top of the Cougars scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 13.4 points per game and 7.0 rebounds per game this season.
  • The SIU-Edwardsville leader in assists is Courtney Carter with 4.8 assists per game.
  • Desmond Polk is tops from three-point range for the Cougars, knocking down 1.6 threes per game.
  • SIU-Edwardsville's Carter has the top spot on the team's steals leaderboard with 1.8 per game and Philip Pepple Jr. is first in blocks with 2.3 per game.

Valparaiso vs SIU-Edwardsville: Last 2 Meetings

Valparaiso has taken both of its games against SIU-Edwardsville. The Crusaders have beat the spread more often than not against the Cougars, holding a 1-0 record ATS in those head-to-head meetings.

Valparaiso vs SIU-Edwardsville (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
11/12/2019 Valparaiso -6 138.5 -265 215 Regular Season 89-76 VALP
11/21/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-70 VALP

Points Insights

  • The 66.8 points the Crusaders score per game are just 2.4 fewer points than the Cougars allow (69.2).
  • Valparaiso is 0-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall when scoring more than 69.2 points.
  • In games when SIU-Edwardsville gives up more than 66.8 points, it is 0-1-1 against the spread and 0-2 overall.
  • The Cougars score an average of 69.8 points per game, 5.8 more points than the 64 the Crusaders give up.
  • When it scores more than 64 points, SIU-Edwardsville is 1-0-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall.
  • Valparaiso's record is 0-1 overall and 0-1 against the spread when it gives up more than 69.8 points to its opponents.
  • The Crusaders have put up just 11 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 2.8 per game), and the Cougars have out-scored opponents by just three points on the season (0.6 more per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Crusaders and the Cougars are evenly matched on the glass this season, with the teams averaging similar numbers (34.5 and 33.6 boards per game, respectively).
  • Valparaiso is 0-0 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. SIU-Edwardsville is 1-2 when they lose the rebounding battle.
  • The Crusaders and the Cougars collect offensive rebounds at similar rate (7.2 and 7.6 offensive rebounds per game, respectively).
  • When the Cougars grab the most offensive rebounds they are 0-0 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, the Crusaders are 1-2.
  • Rebounding has been a sore spot for both organizations this year. Valparaiso records an average rebounding margin of -2.3 rebounds per game, and SIU-Edwardsville averages a margin of -2 rebounds.
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