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Penguins face Detroit Titans: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Youngstown State PenguinsDetroit Titans
March 2, 6:00 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Youngstown State Penguins vs Detroit Titans Odds

16-14TEAM RECORD19-13

The Titans will try to cover the spread at Athletics-Recreation Center on Friday when they get a visit from the Youngstown State Penguins in college basketball action.

This game is part of the Horizon Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Athletics-Recreation Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Titans bring a 19-13 record (10-19 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-14 Penguins, who are 14-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Detroit go 15-14 so far and the Penguins go 13-12-1.

View Youngstown State vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Penguins listed as 4.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 169 (Titans) and the No. 191 (Penguins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-70 result in favor of the Titans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's No. 70-ranked scoring average of 72.5 PPG, against a Penguins defense rated No. 121 and allowing 65.1 PPG. The Titans FG% has averaged 45.2% to date this season, more than the Penguins shooters have managed so far (42.8% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Youngstown State owns the country's No. 220-rated mark, allowing 71.5 points per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 50 in scoring at home.

Youngstown State was a 77-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wisc-Green Bay. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Youngstown State earned a 77-60 victory over Wisc-Green Bay on Tuesday, getting 17 points from Damian Eargle at Beeghly Center.

Detroit was an 80-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against Loyola of Chicago. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. Detroit got 20 points from Eli Holman en route to an 80-71 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Tuesday at Calihan Hall.

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Penguins at Titans trends to consider:
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Youngstown State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games when playing Youngstown State