Indiana State Sycamores vs. Valparaiso Crusaders: 2/26/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 26, 2021

A game after he put up 34 points in an 87-73 win over Evansville, Tyreke Key leads the Indiana State Sycamores (13-8) on the road against the Valparaiso Crusaders (9-16) on Friday, February 26, 2021. The Sycamores are favored by 3 points in the matchup, which tips at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN3. The over/under in the matchup is set at 133.5.

Betting Information

Indiana State vs Valparaiso Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Indiana State -3 -112 -110 133.5 -109 -113 -160 131

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Total Facts

  • The Sycamores and their opponents have scored more than 133.5 points in 71.4% of their outings this year (15 of 21 opportunities).
  • In 11 of 25 outings (44%) this season, Valparaiso and its opponents have combined to score more than 133.5 points.
  • The Sycamores and the Crusaders combine to average 1.4 more points per game than the total of 133.5 set for this matchup.
  • The Sycamores and the Crusaders have seen their opponents average a combined 3.1 more points per game than the over/under of 133.5 set in this game.
  • The average total the Sycamores have had set in games this year is 3.1 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • Crusaders games this year have averaged a total of 134.9 points, 1.4 more than the point total in this matchup.

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Indiana State Betting Information

  • The Sycamores have been solid against the spread this season, earning a 12-7-1 record.
  • The Sycamores have posted a winning record of 5-2 against the spread when the spread is -3 or bigger.
  • The Sycamores have typically run under the total this season, reaching the over/under in 6 of 20 games (30%).

Valparaiso Betting Information

  • The Crusaders have a 9-12-1 record against the spread, covering in just 40.9% of their matchups.
  • The Crusaders have gone 1-1 against the spread when they are at least a 3-point underdog.
  • Valparaiso and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their matchups this season — 6 of 22 (27.3%).

Head to Head

Indiana State vs Valparaiso (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/29/2020 Indiana State -5 139 -227 +179 Regular Season 71-58 INDST
1/18/2020 Valparaiso -1.5 142 -126 +101 Regular Season 86-77 VALP
2/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 87-82 INDST
1/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 70-53 INDST

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Indiana State Leaders

  • Key leads the Sycamores in scoring, tallying 17.4 points per game to go with 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
  • Tre Williams is the Sycamores leading rebounder, grabbing 6.2 per game, while Jake Laravia is their best passer, distributing 2.2 assists in each contest.
  • Cooper Neese leads the Sycamores in three-point shooting with an average of 1.9 threes per game.
  • Laravia is the Sycamores leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while Williams leads them in blocks with 1.4 per contest.

Valparaiso Leaders

  • Ben Krikke is at the top of the Crusaders scoring leaderboard with 12.2 points per game. He also pulls down 4.0 rebounds and averages 1.0 assist per game.
  • Donovan Clay is atop the Crusaders rebounding leaderboard with 5.6 rebounds per game, and Daniel Sackey paces the team in assists with 3.9 per outing.
  • Connor Barrett is consistent from deep and leads the Crusaders with 1.7 made threes per game.
  • Sackey (1.4 steals per game) and Clay (1.3 blocks per game) lead the Crusaders in steals and blocks, respectively.
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