Loyola-IL hits the road Thursday night to take on Valparaiso. Let’s take a look at the odds, trends, injuries and hand out a College Basketball Free Pick for this matchup.

Bet Loyola-Il at Valparaiso

Tip off: 8:05PM ET

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made Valparaiso 5-point favorite.

Over/Under Total: NA

Public Betting Information: TheSpread.com public betting page shows that 95% of public bettors like Boston College over Virginia tonight.

Top Public Betting Trends:

All games in this series since 1997

LOYOLA-IL is 3-0 against the spread versus VALPARAISO since 1997

LOYOLA-IL is 5-0 straight up against VALPARAISO since 1997

2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1997

Games over the last 3 seasons

LOYOLA-IL is 3-0 against the spread versus VALPARAISO over the last 3 seasons 

LOYOLA-IL is 3-0 straight up against VALPARAISO over the last 3 seasons 

2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at VALPARAISO since 1997

LOYOLA-IL is 1-0 against the spread versus VALPARAISO since 1997

LOYOLA-IL is 2-0 straight up against VALPARAISO since 1997

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1997

Games played at VALPARAISO over the last 3 seasons.

LOYOLA-IL is 1-0 against the spread versus VALPARAISO over the last 3 seasons 

LOYOLA-IL is 1-0 straight up against VALPARAISO over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Key Injuries:

LOYOLA-IL

[F] 01/31/2009 - Andy Polka is out indefinitely. ( Ankle ) 

VALPARAISO

[F] 01/22/2009 - Benjamin Fumey is out indefinitely. ( Knee ) 

[G] 01/08/2009 - Brandon McPherson is expected to miss the rest of the season. ( Knee )

Free Pick: Our free pick for this game is Penn State +4.

Bet Loyola-Il at Valparaiso

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Posted: 2/13/09 10:00AM ET

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