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Youngstown State Penguins vs Titans College Hoops Game Preview

Youngstown State PenguinsDetroit Titans
Feb 1, 9:00 PM | Calihan Hall

Youngstown State Penguins vs Detroit Titans Odds


Detroit looks to cover the Titans-Penguins pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 14-8 mark when they host Youngstown State in college basketball wagering action.

The Titans sit at 14-8 (7-10-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Penguins are currently 13-8 (7-8-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Detroit is 10-6 OU, and Youngstown State is 7-5-1 OU.

View Youngstown State vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Penguins were listed as 11-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Titans rated this week at No. 143 and the Penguins sitting at No. 96. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 81-77 result in favor of the Titans.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the nation's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 78.6 PPG. The visiting Penguins defense ranks No. 176 allowing on average 66 PPG. The Titans FG% has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Penguins marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Youngstown State owns the country's No. 116-rated mark, allowing 67.1 points per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Youngstown State was an 80-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Valparaiso. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Youngstown State got 28 points and 11 rebounds from Kendrick Perry en route to an 80-68 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday at Beeghly Center.

Detroit was an 83-76 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wright State. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The Titans grabbed an 83-76 win over the Raiders on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Ray McCallum at Nutter Center.

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland State are 5-5
After playing Valparaiso are 1-9
After a win are 6-4

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Wright State are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Penguins at Titans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Youngstown State is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games at home
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Youngstown State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Youngstown State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games

Next up:
Youngstown State at Cleveland State, Tuesday, February 5
Detroit at Wisc-Milwaukee, Thursday, February 7