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Tigers open as college hoops underdog vs Blue Hens

Towson TigersDelaware Blue Hens
12-7January 25, 2014, 12:00 | Bob Carpenter Center13-7



The Delaware Blue Hens hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Towson Tigers pay a visit to Bob Carpenter Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Delaware battles the Tigers, currently sitting with a 12-7 mark (6-4-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-6 for the Blue Hens and 4-7 for the Tigers.

View Towson Tigers vs Delaware Blue Hens Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Delaware Blue Hens as -8-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Hens rated this week at No. 184 and the Tigers sitting at No. 82.

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Towson was a 57-54 loser in their most recent outing at home against Northeastern. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Towson got 21 points from Marcus Damas but lost anyway, 57-54, to Northeastern on Wednesday at SECU Arena.

Last time out for Delaware, they were a 90-77 winner as they battled Drexel on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point underdog. Delaware got 23 points from Devon Saddler en route to a 90-77 victory over Drexel on Monday at John A. Daskalakis Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Delaware's No. 18-ranked scoring average of 81.05 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 84 and allowing 67.53 PPG. The Blue Hens FG% has averaged 45.31% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (44.81% per game).

A few Tigers at Blue Hens trends to consider:
Towson is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Towson is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Towson is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Delaware
Towson is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Delaware
Delaware is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Delaware is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Delaware is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Delaware is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Towson


Next up:
Towson home to Hofstra, Monday, January 27th
Delaware at William & Mary, Wednesday, January 29th

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