Valpo is leaving behind a starter so he can rest for their next league game. Are they basically writing off this game then? Take LMU?
just took a look at the total of 137 --- looks just about right-- maybe I'll lay off
maybe a 2nd half play
This is the kind of thead that can by useful, unlike some of the drivel being spewed around this boards......
First, I have the total at 135 with Van Wijk playing and 133 without him....not much difference because Edwards has stepped up so well in his absence.
In addition, I use a proprietary formula that analyzes data for effieciency. I'm not going to debate its validity, only to mention that its very complete and complicated. These two teams are within 4 pts of each other. That doesn't equate to a line spread, but simply an evaluation.
However, using that data and applying it to previous similar matchups has shown that, historically, there is NO quantifiable advantage to either side. There have only been 3 games since Jan. 1st that fit all the paramaters.
I do note that Valpo shoots the ball more efficiently and gets to the line more often. I always am leery of a team getting extra possessions that is so proficient from the line. LM will win the rebounding game, but will it be enough? Tough matchup for me.....PASS!
Good Luck on your action...