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North Carolina State favored by -12.5 against Detroit on Saturday

Detroit TitansNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
5-5December 14, 2013, 06:00 | PNC Arena6-2

The North Carolina State Wolfpack host Detroit on Saturday, looking to build on their 6-2 mark against the 5-5 Titans in college hoops action at PNC Arena.

The Wolfpack are 6-2 so far on the season, and 3-2 ATS vs. the number. The Titans, meanwhile, are 5-5 and 4-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Carolina State go 2-3 and the Titans go 2-7 on the totals.

View Detroit Titans vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds and Stats.

North Carolina State opened as -12.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wolfpack rated this week at No. 48 and the Titans sitting at No. 185.

Detroit was a 70-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rhode Island. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Titans grabbed a 70-68 win over the Rams on Sunday, behind a 17-point effort from Juwan Howard, Jr. at Calihan Hall.

North Carolina State was a 76-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Long Beach State. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites. T.J. Warren scored 23 points leading the Wolfpack to a 76-66 victory over Long Beach State at PNC Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina State has the nation's No. 102-rated offensive output, at 76.25 PPG. The visiting Titans defense ranks No. 193 allowing on average 74 PPG. The Wolfpack FG% has averaged 49.08% so far, more than the Titans marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.38% per game.

A few Titans at Wolfpack trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games
Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
North Carolina State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
North Carolina State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Akron, Wednesday, December 18th
North Carolina State at Tennessee, Wednesday, December 18th