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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Vikings underdogs vs Titans at Detroit

Cleveland State VikingsDetroit Titans
Feb 12, 7:00 PM | Calihan Hall

Cleveland State Vikings vs Detroit Titans Odds

12-13TEAM RECORD16-9

Cleveland State pays a visit to Detroit on Tuesday, hoping to send the Titans to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Calihan Hall.

Supporters of the Vikings have watched them go 12-13 and 8-13 ATS on the year, while the Titans are at 16-9 and 8-12-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Titans are 12-7, while the Vikings have a 7-9-1 mark.

View Cleveland State vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Titans as 15.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Titans - Vikings odds would favor the Titans if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 136 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland State is at No. 306. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-66 win for the Titans.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Vikings rank No. 305 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.6 per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 222 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Detroit is college basketball's No. 49-ranked team at 7.6 per game, while the Vikings rate No. 138 with 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Cleveland State features the nation's No. 285-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.4 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cleveland State was an 80-72 loser at home against Valparaiso. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Bryn Forbes scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Vikings to a win (they lost 80-72 to Valparaiso at Wolstein Center on Saturday).

Detroit was a 68-59 loser in its last match on the road against Wisc-Green Bay. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Titans got a huge 30-point effort from Ray McCallum but still lost 68-59 against Wisc-Green Bay on Saturday at Resch Center.

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 4-6
After playing Valparaiso are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Valparaiso are 7-3
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Vikings at Titans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland State's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland State is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Cleveland State is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Cleveland State is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Detroit is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games at home
Detroit is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Cleveland State
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games

Next up:
Cleveland State home to Wisc-Green Bay, Friday, February 15
Detroit at Valparaiso, Saturday, February 16