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Detroit TitansValparaiso Crusaders
March 4, 8:30 PM | U.S. Cellular Arena

Detroit Titans vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds

17-15TEAM RECORD22-10

The Valparaiso Crusaders host Detroit on Friday, looking to build on their 22-10 mark against the 17-15 Titans in college hoops action at U.S. Cellular Arena.

It's a game in the Horizon Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (U.S. Cellular Arena).

Supporters of the Titans have watched them go 17-15 and 12-12-1 ATS on the year, while the Crusaders are at 22-10 and 12-12-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Crusaders are 15-9, while the Titans have a 17-6 mark.

View Detroit vs Valparaiso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Valparaiso in this one will find them as 2.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 64-rated Crusaders and the No. 112-ranked Titans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 78-74 result in favor of the Crusaders.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Valparaiso's No. 189-rated squad against Detroit's No. 60-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Valparaiso rates No. 194 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 294 nationally with 5.1 per match.

Defensively, Detroit features the nation's No. 202-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 134 nationally in scoring at home.

Detroit was a 90-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 4.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Titans and Ramblers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Loyola of Chicago was handed a 90-69 defeat on Tuesday at Calihan Hall.

Valparaiso was an 80-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against Youngstown State. They failed to cover the 13–point spread as favorites. Brandon Wood scored 20 points and helped out with 13 rebounds for Valparaiso on Tuesday, leading the Crusaders to an 80-71 victory over Youngstown State at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Youngstown State are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Titans at Crusaders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 6 games
Valparaiso is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
Valparaiso is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Valparaiso, Friday, March 4
Valparaiso at Detroit, Friday, March 4

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