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Detroit Titans vs Youngstown State Penguins Betting Odds and Trends

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Youngstown State Penguins vs Detroit Titans battle Saturday at Calihan Hall as the Titans look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Detroit Titans betting line as -11-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Youngstown State Penguins vs Detroit Titans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Youngstown State Penguins will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 5-4 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Detroit Titans are 6-3 ATS. Youngstown State Penguins are 7-2 on betting the total; Detroit Titans are 5-4.

The Titans - Penguins odds would favor the Titans if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 195 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Youngstown State is at No. 288.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's No. 21-ranked scoring average of 84 PPG, against a Youngstown State Penguins defense rated No. 231 and allowing 78.38 PPG. The Detroit Titans FG% has averaged 45.69% to date this season, more than the Youngstown State Penguins shooters have managed so far (42.87% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Youngstown State suffered a 87-78 loss against Notre Dame on Monday, getting 22 points from Cameron Morse in a losing effort at Joyce Center.

Josh McFolley scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Titans to a win (they lost 88-73 to Eastern Michigan at EMU Convocation Center on Monday).

Betting Trends
  • Youngstown State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Youngstown State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Youngstown State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Detroit is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Youngstown State

Next Betting Matchups

Youngstown State at Oakland, Monday, January 4th
Detroit at Cleveland State, Monday, January 4th