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Valparaiso Crusaders visit Detroit Titans in college basketball clash

Valparaiso CrusadersDetroit Titans
Jan 17, 7:00 PM | Calihan Hall

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Detroit Titans Odds

13-5TEAM RECORD11-6

The Detroit Titans will hit the floor running against the visiting Valparaiso Crusaders Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Titans sport records of 11-6 and 4-8-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Crusaders have 13-5 and 9-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-5 for the Titans and 4-9 for the Crusaders.

View Valparaiso vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Titans were listed as 3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Titans - Crusaders odds would favor the Crusaders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 179 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Valparaiso is at No. 124. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-77 win for the Crusaders.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Detroit's No. 225-rated squad against Valparaiso's No. 194-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 37 in the country with 8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 90 nationally with 7.1 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Valparaiso owns the country's No. 56-rated mark, allowing 63.3 points per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Valparaiso was a 76-52 winner in its last match on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Crusaders and Panthers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wisc-Milwaukee was handed a 76-52 defeat on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Detroit was a 74-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Cleveland State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Titans endured a 74-62 loss at the hands of the Vikings on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Ray McCallum at Wolstein Center.

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Wright State are 8-2
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 6-4
After playing Cleveland State are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Crusaders at Titans trends to consider:
Valparaiso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Valparaiso is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Valparaiso
Detroit is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Valparaiso home to Wright State, Saturday, January 19
Detroit home to Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, January 19