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Crusaders face Detroit Titans: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Valparaiso CrusadersDetroit Titans
Jan 6, 8:00 PM | Calihan Hall

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Detroit Titans Odds


Detroit will look to improve on its 7-9 record on Friday when they host Valparaiso in NCAAB odds action at Calihan Hall.

The Titans sport records of 7-9 and 5-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Crusaders have 9-6 and 5-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-8 for the Titans and 7-5 for the Crusaders.

View Valparaiso vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Crusaders listed as 6-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 152 (Titans) and the No. 202 (Crusaders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-76 result in favor of the Titans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Crusaders rank No. 190 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.9 per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 128 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Detroit is college basketball's No. 333-ranked team at 4 per game, while the Crusaders rate No. 162 with 6.3 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Valparaiso owns the country's No. 280-rated mark, allowing 76.4 points per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 38 in scoring at home.

Valparaiso won its last outing, a 90-87 result against Wisc-Green Bay on December 31. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Valparaiso got 21 points from Matt Kenney en route to a 90-87 victory over Wisc-Green Bay on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 65-54 winner as they battled Loyola of Chicago on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. The Titans got 17 points from Chase Simon as Detroit ran past Loyola of Chicago 65-54 on Saturday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Wright State are 8-2
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Butler are 6-4
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Crusaders at Titans trends to consider:
Valparaiso is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Valparaiso
Detroit is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Valparaiso
Detroit is 1-5-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Valparaiso

Next up:
Valparaiso at Wright State, Sunday, January 8
Detroit home to Butler, Sunday, January 8