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College Basketball Matchup - Valparaiso Crusaders Detroit Titans Odds Preview

Detroit TitansValparaiso Crusaders
Feb 2, 7:30 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Detroit Titans vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds

12-11TEAM RECORD15-8

Athletics-Recreation Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Valparaiso Crusaders and the visiting Detroit Titans in college hoops action on Thursday.

Supporters of the Titans have watched them go 12-11 and 8-12 ATS on the year, while the Crusaders are at 15-8 and 10-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Crusaders are 8-12, while the Titans have a 9-11 mark.

View Detroit vs Valparaiso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Crusaders installed as 3-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 161-rated Crusaders and the No. 168-ranked Titans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-74 result in favor of the Titans.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Valparaiso's No. 104 nationally ranked offense (71.3 points per game) against a Titans defense that sits as the No. 206 at 68.1 PPG. The Crusaders have been averaging 47.3% from the field, more than the Titans have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).

Defensively, Detroit features the nation's No. 164-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 76 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 70-66 winner as they battled Illinois-Chicago at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 15.5-point favorite. Detroit got 26 points from Ray McCallum en route to a 70-66 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Friday at Calihan Hall.

Valparaiso was a 55-52 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Valparaiso earned a 55-52 victory over Wisc-Milwaukee on Saturday, getting 11 points from Ryan Broekhoff at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Butler are 5-5
After playing Illinois-Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Titans at Crusaders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Valparaiso
Detroit is 5-13-1 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
Detroit is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Valparaiso
Detroit is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Valparaiso's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Valparaiso's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Valparaiso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Valparaiso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Butler, Saturday, February 4
Valparaiso home to Wright State, Saturday, February 4