Wichita State favored by 8 against Detroit on Saturday
Detroit Titans vs Wichita State Shockers Odds
The visiting Detroit Titans hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Charles Koch Arena against the Wichita State Shockers.
The Shockers bring a 23-5 record (14-10-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 18-9 Titans, who are 10-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Wichita State go 10-14 so far and the Titans go 14-7.
Bettors looking to side with Wichita State in this one found them as 8-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 21-ranked Shockers and the No. 129-rated Titans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-79 win for the Shockers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wichita State's No. 138 nationally ranked offense (69 points per game) against a Titans defense that sits as the No. 251 at 69.7 PPG. The Shockers have been averaging 44.3% from the field, less than the Titans have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Detroit owns the country's No. 199-rated mark, allowing 70.5 points per game on the highway. Wichita State, on the other hand, rates No. 141 in scoring at home.
Detroit was an 84-74 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Valparaiso. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Titans grabbed an 84-74 win over the Crusaders on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Jason Calliste at Athletics-Recreation Center.
Last time out for Wichita State, they were a 66-62 winner as they battled Indiana State on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Cleanthony Early scored 19 points leading the Shockers to a 66-62 victory over Indiana State at Hulman Center on Tuesday.
Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 4-6
After playing Valparaiso are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Evansville are 8-2
After playing Indiana State are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Titans at Shockers trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Wichita State is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wichita State's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Wichita State's last 11 games
Wichita State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit home to Loyola of Chicago, Tuesday, February 26
Wichita State home to Evansville, Wednesday, February 27