Valparaiso Crusaders vs. Evansville Purple Aces: 1/31/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 31, 2021

The Valparaiso Crusaders (6-9) are 1-point favorites as they try to extend a three-game winning streak when they visit the Evansville Purple Aces (3-6) on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Ford Center. The contest airs at 4:00 PM ET on ESP3. The over/under in the matchup is set at 129.

Betting Information

Valparaiso vs Evansville Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Valparaiso -1 -109 -112 129 -108 -113 -115 -106

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Computer picks for Valparaiso vs Evansville
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Evansville (+1) Over (129) Evansville 69 Valparaiso 68

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Total Facts

  • The Crusaders and their opponents have combined for 129 points — this matchup’s point total — in 12 of 15 games (80%) this season.
  • Evansville and its opponents have combined to score more than 129 points in six of nine games (66.7%) this season.
  • The Crusaders and the Purple Aces combine to average 2.9 more points per game than the over/under of 129 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 141.9 points per game, 12.9 more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The average point total for Crusaders games this year is 10.8 more points than the total of 129 in this matchup.
  • The average over/under for Purple Aces games this season is five more points than the point total of 129 for this outing.

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Valparaiso Betting Information

  • The Crusaders have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 4-7-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 1 points, the Crusaders have struggled to a 1-2 record ATS this season.
  • The Crusaders have typically run under the total this season, reaching the over/under in 5 of 12 games (41.7%).

Evansville Betting Information

  • The Purple Aces have a 2-7 record against the spread, covering in only 22.2% of their outings.
  • When they are at least 1-point underdogs, the Purple Aces have a record ATS of 1-3.
  • The Purple Aces and their opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this year — 4 of 9 (44.4%).

Head to Head

Valparaiso vs Evansville (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/5/2020 Valparaiso -7 133 -331 +255 Conference Tournament 58-55 VALP
1/26/2020 Valparaiso -12.5 143 -1033 +640 Regular Season 67-65 VALP
1/4/2020 Evansville -1.5 146.5 -125 +102 Regular Season 81-79 VALP
3/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-63 EVANS
2/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 64-53 EVANS

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Valparaiso Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Crusaders this season is Ben Krikke, who averages 12.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 0.7 assists per game.
  • Donovan Clay leads Valparaiso in rebounding, averaging 5.5 per game, while Daniel Sackey leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.5 in each contest.
  • Connor Barrett contributes the bulk of the Crusaders’ three-point shooting production. He knocks down 1.8 threes per game to pace the squad.
  • The Valparaiso steals leader is Nick Robinson, who averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Clay, who compiles 1.6 rejections per contest.

Evansville Leaders

  • Jawaun Newton is at the top of the Purple Aces scoring leaderboard with 12.5 points per game. He also collects 3.6 rebounds and racks up 2.5 assists per game.
  • The Purple Aces’ leader in rebounds is Jax Levitch with 5.8 per outing, and their leader in assists is Shamar Givance with 4.1 per game.
  • Noah Frederking leads the Purple Aces in three-point shooting with an average of 2.6 made threes per game.
  • Evansville’s leader in steals is Givance with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Evan Kuhlman with 0.9 per game.
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