High Point Panthers vs. Valparaiso Crusaders Free Prediction

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The Valparaiso Crusaders (5-3) will be at home in the Athletics-Recreation Center when they go head-to-head against the High Point Panthers (3-5). Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, and can be seen on ESPN 3.

High Point Panthers at Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Crusaders defeated the UC Riverside Highlanders, 82-73, while the Panthers lost a tough one against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, 70-69.

The Crusaders had a fantastic effective field goal percentage of 0.682 (above their season average of 0.533) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.8 (above their season average of 29.5). High Point, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of getting and making free throws (21-29; 72.4 percent). Deion Lavender had a solid performance for Valparaiso, putting up 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Brandonn Kamga, meanwhile played a key role for High Point with 27 points and six rebounds.

It might be an error-filled game for the Valparaiso offense. Since the 2017-18 season, Valparaiso ranks 307th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.7 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of High Point has forced the 45th-most turnovers in the nation (21.4 percent).

High Point vs. Valparaiso Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Valparaiso, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Valparaiso ranks 29th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while High Point ranks 237th (4.3).
  • The Crusaders rank 34th in three pointers allowed per game (19.3) while the Panthers rank 110th (21.0).
  • High Point ranks 48th in rebounds allowed per game (32.3) while Valparaiso ranks 113th (34.0).
  • The Panthers average 7.3 steals per game, which ranks 56th in the NCAA. The Crusaders rank 181st in steals allowed per game (6.3).
  • Valparaiso ranks 182nd in assists per game (13.3) while High Point ranks 280th (11.5).