3* NO DOUBT ROUT on Valparaiso -

3* NO DOUBT ROUT on Valparaiso -

Valparaiso vs. Illinois-Chicago, 01/09/2013 20:00 EDT, Score: 70 - 75

Point Spread: -3½/-110 Valparaiso

Sportsbook: Bovada

Result: Loss

3* NO DOUBT ROUT on Valparaiso -

Why is a 10-5 team getting points to an 11-5 team at home? Because Valpo isn't just winning they are blowing out their opponents with a 9.2 margin of victory compared to 5.2 for Illinois-Chicago.

Both of these teams have been solid on the defensive end of the floor, but Valpo's edge comes on offense where they are shooting almost 7% higher from the floor than the Flames. The other edge that I like with the Crusaders is with rebounding. This team is pulling down seven more boards per game than their opponents while the Flames are actually getting out rebounded on the season.

Valpo has won the last six games in this series and took Ill-Chicago down by five on the road last year. I think they win by a similar amount here tonight.


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