Valparaiso is coming off of a win, but due to limited talent, they have had difficulty piecing together back-to-back solid outings. On the other hand, Illinois-Chicago is off an ATS loss and had bounced back well recently.

The Valparaiso Crusaders are coming off of a win while the Illinois-Chicago Flames failed to cover in their last game.

[articleBanner]who2beton[/articleBanner]The significance of this is that Valparaiso is 3-13 against the spread since 1997 after a win against a conference opponent, while the Flames are 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS loss.

The Crusaders are also 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a SU win. Illinois Chicago is 3-0 ATS overall vs. Valparaiso since 1997. My main set of power ratings has Illinois Chicago winning outright by 3.16 points.

We'll recommend a play on Illinois-Chicago today.
 
Free Pick: Illinois-Chicago +1½ (-110)