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College Basketball Matchup - Valparaiso Crusaders Detroit Titans Odds Preview

Detroit TitansValparaiso Crusaders
March 6, 9:00 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Detroit Titans vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds

21-13TEAM RECORD22-10

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Detroit when they take on the Crusaders on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Horizon Tournament.

This season, the Crusaders are 22-10 overall and 14-14-1 ATS ATS, while the Titans are 21-13 and 12-19 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Valparaiso boasts a 12-17 on the OU, and Detroit is 16-15.

View Detroit vs Valparaiso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Titans are listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 169-rated Detroit taking on the No. 134-rated Crusaders in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-73 win for the Titans on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Valparaiso has the nation's No. 139-rated offensive output, at 69.5 PPG. The visiting Titans defense ranks No. 210 allowing on average 68.1 PPG. The Crusaders FG% has averaged 47.4% so far, more than the Titans marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Detroit owns the country's No. 154-rated mark, allowing 68.8 points per game on the highway. Valparaiso, on the other hand, rates No. 102 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Detroit was a 63-58 winner on the road against Cleveland State. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Titans got a terrific 26-point effort from Ray McCallum as Detroit defeated Cleveland State 63-58 on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Valparaiso won its last outing, a 65-46 result against Butler on March 3. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. Valparaiso earned a 65-46 victory over Butler on Saturday, getting 19 points from Ryan Broekhoff at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
After playing Cleveland State are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing Butler are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

A few Titans at Crusaders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Valparaiso
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 8-16-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Detroit is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Valparaiso's last 8 games when playing Detroit