Northern Iowa Panthers vs. Valparaiso Crusaders 2/13/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 13, 2021

The Northern Iowa Panthers (5-10) host the Valparaiso Crusaders (7-13) in a matchup of MVC teams at McLeod Center, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 13, 2021. The Crusaders are 7-point underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has an over/under of 138.5 points.

Betting Information

Northern Iowa vs Valparaiso Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Northern Iowa -7 -110 -110 138.5 -110 -110 -303 240

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Northern Iowa vs Valparaiso
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Valparaiso (+7) Over (138.5) Northern Iowa 72 Valparaiso 67

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Total Facts

  • The Panthers and their opponents have combined to put up more than 138.5 points in 53.3% of their outings this season (eight of 15 opportunities).
  • Valparaiso has played in seven games this year (out of 20 total matchups — 35% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 138.5 points.
  • The Panthers and the Crusaders combine to average 2.1 fewer points per game than the total of 138.5 set for this game.
  • The Panthers and the Crusaders have seen their opponents average a combined 3.7 more points per game than the over/under of 138.5 set for this game.
  • The average point total in Panthers games this season is 2.8 more points than the total of 138.5 in this matchup.
  • The average over/under for Crusaders games this season is 1.3 fewer points than the point total of 138.5 in this outing.

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Northern Iowa Betting Information

  • Northern Iowa has covered in just two of 13 matchups this season.
  • Panthers games have played to the total or above 6 times in 13 games this season.

Valparaiso Betting Information

  • Valparaiso has a losing record against the spread, going 6-10-1 ATS (covering just 35.3% of the time).
  • When they are at least 7-point underdogs, the Crusaders have fared well, going 1-0 against the spread.
  • In most of Crusaders games this year, the teams have not hit the over (6 out of 17 games, 35.3%).

Head to Head

Northern Iowa vs Valparaiso (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/5/2020 Northern Iowa -3 147.5 -161 +132 Regular Season 63-51 NIOWA
1/15/2020 Northern Iowa -10.5 134.5 -666 +460 Regular Season 88-78 NIOWA
2/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 64-53 NIOWA
1/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-66 VALP

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Northern Iowa Leaders

  • The Panthers leader in points and assists is Trae Berhow, who puts up 12.8 points per game to go with 3.4 assists.
  • Austin Phyfe leads the Panthers in rebounding, pulling down 7.2 boards per game while also scoring 11.3 points a contest.
  • Bowen Born leads the Panthers in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.9 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Nate Heise and Phyfe lead the Panthers on the defensive end, with Heise leading the team in steals averaging 1.2 per game and Phyfe in blocks averaging 0.8 per contest.

Valparaiso Leaders

  • Ben Krikke is the top scorer for the Crusaders with 12.4 points per game. He also adds 4.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game to his statistics.
  • Donovan Clay is atop the Crusaders rebounding leaderboard with 5.7 rebounds per game, and Daniel Sackey paces the squad in assists with 4.1 per outing.
  • Connor Barrett’s 1.7 made threes per game lead the Crusaders.
  • Sackey (1.5 steals per game) is the steal leader for Valparaiso while Clay (1.5 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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