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Detroit Titans face Pittsburgh Panthers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Detroit TitansPittsburgh Panthers
Dec 1, 7:00 PM | Petersen Events Center

Detroit Titans vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Detroit when they take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Titans have watched them go 2-3 and 0-4 ATS on the year, while the Panthers are at 6-1 and 3-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Panthers are 2-1, while the Titans have a 1-1 mark.

View Detroit vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pittsburgh opened as 13-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers sit at No. 140 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Titans sit at No. 128 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Panthers will win this game 90-73.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Titans is ranked No. 139 in NCAA hoops at 36.4 per game. Contrast that with Pittsburgh’s No. 217 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Pittsburgh is the No. 220-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while Detroit rates No. 39 at 8 per game.

Defensively, Detroit features the nation's No. 245-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.7 points per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 97 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Detroit was a 70-65 loser on the road against Bowling Green. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Ray McCallum scored 25 points for Detroit on Tuesday, but the Falcons managed a 70-65 victory over the Titans at Stroh Center.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 70-46 result against Howard on November 27. Pittsburgh cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Howard out of the gym and running up a 70-46 score at Petersen Events Center.

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Toledo are 2-4
After playing Bowling Green are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Duquesne are 10-0
After playing Howard are 1-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Titans at Panthers trends to consider:
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Detroit home to Toledo, Wednesday, December 5
Pittsburgh home to Duquesne, Wednesday, December 5