Detroit Titans visit Youngstown State Penguins in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

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Jan 10, 7:05 PM | Beeghly Center

Detroit Titans vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds

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The Detroit Titans will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Penguins in Youngstown State at Beeghly Center on Thursday in college basketball action.

Youngstown State will face the 10-5 Titans, who own a 3-7-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Penguins are 4-2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Titans are 5-4 favoring the OVER.

View Detroit vs Youngstown State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Youngstown State sat as 1-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 37 and the Titans at No. 231 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 80-78 result in favor of the Penguins.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Youngstown State's No. 81 nationally ranked offense (72.5 points per game) against a Titans defense that sits as the No. 262 at 70.3 PPG. The Penguins have been averaging 42.8% from the field, less than the Titans have managed so far this season (43.2% on average).

Defensively, Detroit features the nation's No. 196-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.3 points per game. Youngstown State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 49 nationally in scoring at home.

Detroit was an 84-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wisc-Green Bay. They earned a push of the 8-point spread as favorites. The Titans got a terrific 26-point effort from Ray McCallum as Detroit defeated Wisc-Green Bay 84-76 on Saturday at Calihan Hall.

Youngstown State was a 68-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Damian Eargle scored 20 points leading the Penguins to a 68-66 victory over Loyola of Chicago at Joseph J. Gentile Center on Saturday.

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland State are 6-4
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 5-5
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

A few Titans at Penguins trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Youngstown State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Youngstown State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Youngstown State's last 13 games when playing Detroit
Youngstown State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland State, Saturday, January 12
Youngstown State at Wisc-Green Bay, Thursday, January 17

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