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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Titans underdogs vs Jaguars at South Alabama

Detroit TitansSouth Alabama Jaguars
20-13November 08, 2013, 08:05 | Mitchell Center17-13

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Detroit when they take on the South Alabama Jaguars on Friday in college hoops betting action.

The Jaguars sport a record of 17-13 and 13-15 ATS heading into this battle, while the Titans have 20-13 and 12-16-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-11-1 for the Jaguars and 18-9 for the Titans.

View Detroit Titans vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Jaguars in this one found them listed as -1-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Friday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Titans was expected to move the line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Jaguars rated this week at No. 186 and the Titans sitting at No. 127.

Detroit was an 83-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Detroit got 19 points from Jason Calliste but lost anyway, 83-68, to Arizona State on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena.

South Alabama lost its last outing, an 84-73 result against Tulane on March 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. The Jaguars got a huge 31-point effort from Augustine Rubit but still lost 84-73 against Tulane on Wednesday at Fogelman Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Alabama's No. 111-ranked offense, averaging 68.67 PPG, against a Titans defense that ranks No. 207 at 70.91 PPG. The Jaguars field goal percentage has averaged 41.03% so far, less than the Titans marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.61% per game.

A few Titans at Jaguars trends to consider:
Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 13 games
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
South Alabama is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
South Alabama is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
South Alabama is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
South Alabama is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Michigan Dearborn, Monday, November 11th
South Alabama at Texas, Tuesday, November 12th