TOM STRYKER’S FREE COLLEGE BAKSETBALL SELECTION TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH
#622 ILLINOIS ST (-) over Valparaiso at 8 PM EST
In a zone off three consecutive wins and covers over Indiana State, Drake and Loyola Chicago, Illinois State will stay hot when Valparaiso visits on Tuesday evening. The Crusaders limp into this MVC battle on an ugly 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS run and Redbird Arena will give them fits for 40 minutes.
Finding motivation for this contest will be easy for ISU. Back on January 2nd, the Redbirds made the trek to Valpo and dropped a heart-breaking 58-56 decision to the Crusaders. Thankfully, when running the floor with same season single revenge, the Redbirds have quietly put together a lucrative 9-1 SU and 10-0 ATS mark in their last 10 tries. Also, at home in a payback situation, ISU sports a reliable 19-4 SU and 15-7 ATS mark including a nearly perfect 9-1 SU and ATS in this setting if their opponent arrives off a SU and ATS loss.
With a 19-28 SU and 18-25-1 ATS record in its last 47 games, Valparaiso has obviously had trouble finding its footing on the basketball court lately. In this run priced as a pup or a favorite of -1 or less, the Crusaders carry a woeful 6-25 SU and 9-18-1 ATS mark. Even worse, when going into revenge, Valpo has posted a stiff 4-9 SU and 4-8-1 ATS record in its last 13 games including a stiff 0-4 SU and 0-3-1 ATS in this set if its opponent owns a team won/loss percentage of .600 or better. Finally, in true road games, the Crusaders have lost their cape notching a pitiful 7-19 SU and 10-15-1 ATS record including a poor 2-9 SU and ATS in this set provided their opponent played in the comforts of home last.
The Redbirds have a history of closing well in the final 12 regular season games (50-26 SU) under the direction of head coach Dan Muller and they’ll be focused and hungry for this revenge war. Take Illinois State. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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