Valparaiso Crusaders vs. SIUE Cougars ATS Prediction 11/12/19

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The Valparaiso Crusaders (1-1), 4.5-point favorites, will travel to the Sam M. Vadalabene Center to square off with the SIUE Cougars (1-1). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 141.5 points and it starts at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

Valparaiso Crusaders at SIUE Cougars Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last outing. The Cougars were blown out by the Iowa Hawkeyes, 87-60, while the Crusaders fell to the Saint Louis Billikens, 81-70.

Valparaiso had a much better free throw rate (0.426 vs. 0.234) while SIUE had a better effective field goal percentage (0.452 vs. 0.536). Cameron Williams played well for SIUE with 10 points and five rebounds. Valparaiso, meanwhile, rallied around Javon Freeman-Liberty, who contributed 19 points.

Contrasting tempos will be on display in this matchup. SIUE ranks 30th in possessions per game (73.5) while Valparaiso is 297th (66.6) since the 2018-19 season.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs. SIUE Cougars Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – SIUE, ATS Winner – SIUE, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Valparaiso ranks 70th in rebounds allowed per game (33.0) while SIUE ranks 279th (37.4).
  • The Cougars rank 132nd in steals per game (6.4) while the Crusaders rank 232nd in steals allowed per game (7.0).
  • Valparaiso ranks 165th in blocks per game (3.1) while SIUE ranks 242nd (2.3).
  • The Crusaders rank 102nd in assists allowed per game (12.3) while the Cougars rank 263rd (15.1).
  • Valparaiso ranks 40th in three pointers allowed per game (19.6) while SIUE ranks 143rd (22.1).