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Valparaiso Crusaders visit Detroit Titans in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Valparaiso Crusaders Detroit Titans
9-9 January 15, 2014, 07:00 | Calihan Hall 8-10



The Detroit Titans host Valparaiso on Wednesday, looking to build on their 8-10 mark against the 9-9 Crusaders in college hoops action at Calihan Hall.

The Titans sit at 8-10 (7-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Crusaders are currently 9-9 (7-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Detroit is 3-12 OU, and Valparaiso is 5-7-1 OU.

View Valparaiso Crusaders vs Detroit Titans Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Titans in this one found them listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Wednesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Crusaders was expected to move the line.

This game matches up the No. 181 (Titans) and the No. 90 (Crusaders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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In their last action, Valparaiso was a 62-45 loser at home against Wright State. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Valparaiso suffered a 62-45 loss against Wright State on Friday, getting 10 points from Jordan Coleman in a losing effort at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 77-69 loser as they battled Oakland at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Juwan Howard, Jr. scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Titans to a win (they lost 77-69 to Oakland at Calihan Hall on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the nation's No. 132-rated offensive output, at 73 PPG. The visiting Crusaders defense ranks No. 145 allowing on average 70.33 PPG. The Titans FG% has averaged 41.82% so far, less than the Crusaders marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.2% per game.

A few Crusaders at Titans trends to consider:
Valparaiso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Valparaiso is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Valparaiso is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Valparaiso is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 3-8-2 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Valparaiso
Detroit is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Valparaiso
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing Valparaiso


Next up:
Valparaiso home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Saturday, January 18th
Detroit at Youngstown State, Saturday, January 18th