NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Vikings underdogs vs Titans at Cleveland State

Detroit TitansCleveland State Vikings
Jan 12, 4:30 PM | Wolstein Center

Detroit Titans vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds

11-5TEAM RECORD9-8

Cleveland State will look to improve on its 9-8 record on Saturday when they host Detroit in NCAA basketball odds action at Wolstein Center.

The Titans will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-7-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Vikings are 5-8 ATS. Detroit is 6-4 against the total, while Cleveland State is 4-4-1 versus the number.

View Detroit vs Cleveland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Cleveland State in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 313-rated Vikings and the No. 231-ranked Titans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-67 result in favor of the Titans.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland State's No. 235-ranked offense, averaging 65.4 PPG, against a Titans defense that ranks No. 245 at 69.6 PPG. The Vikings field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, less than the Titans marksmen have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, Detroit features the nation's No. 158-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Cleveland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 145 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Detroit was a 101-60 winner on the road against Youngstown State. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Titans and Penguins didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Youngstown State was handed a 101-60 defeat on Thursday at Beeghly Center.

Last time out for Cleveland State, they were a 69-53 loser as they battled Wright State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. Cleveland State suffered a 69-53 loss against Wright State on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Bryn Forbes in a losing effort at Nutter Center.

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Valparaiso are 7-3
After playing Youngstown State are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Wright State are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Titans at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Detroit is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Cleveland State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Cleveland State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland State's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Cleveland State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Valparaiso, Thursday, January 17
Cleveland State at Wisc-Milwaukee, Thursday, January 17