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Detroit Titans visit Valparaiso Crusaders in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Detroit TitansValparaiso Crusaders
10-14February 07, 2014, 09:00 | Athletics-Recreation Center14-10

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Valparaiso and Detroit on Friday, with the host Crusaders trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Valparaiso battles the Titans, currently sitting with a 10-14 mark (9-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-12-1 for the Crusaders and 6-15 for the Titans.

View Detroit Titans vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Detroit before tip-off in this one found them as 7-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 143-ranked Crusaders and the No. 137-rated Titans in this matchup.

In their last action, Detroit was an 86-78 loser at home against Cleveland State. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Detroit suffered an 86-78 loss against Cleveland State on Friday, getting 21 points from Evan Bruinsma in a losing effort at Calihan Hall.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Valparaiso's No. 58-ranked offense, averaging 76.04 PPG, against a Titans defense that ranks No. 156 at 70.67 PPG. The Crusaders field goal percentage has averaged 47.77% so far, more than the Titans marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.93% per game.

Next up:
Detroit home to Youngstown State, Sunday, February 9th
Valparaiso at Oakland, Sunday, February 9th