Detroit vs. Wichita State - 12/13/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wichita State Shockers (6-1) at Detroit Titans (6-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Calihan Hall)
The Line: Detroit Titans +9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wichita State Shockers and Detroit Titans meet Saturday at the Calihan Hall.
The Wichita State Shockers are off to a 6-1 start and will play their second true road game. On the season, Wichita State is averaging 78.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting and is allowing 58.7 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Ron Baker leads the Shockers with 18.4 points and four rebounds while Fred VanVleet is averaging 13.3 points and five assists. Darius Carter is grabbing five rebounds per game and Tekele Cotton is shooting 46.2 percent from the field. The Wichita State Shockers are once again an offensive machine that has four players averaging double-digit points and is shooting 38.7 percent from deep as a team. Defensively, Wichita State is averaging 40 rebounds per game, producing more than seven steals and has allowed 69 or less points in each game this season.
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The Detroit Titans have won five of their last six games and will play their second ranked opponent. On the season, Detroit is averaging 73.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and is allowing 63.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Juwan Howard Jr. leads the Titans with 18.7 points and 4.6 rebounds while Anton Wilson is averaging 12.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Paris Bass is the third Detroit player averaging double-digit points and Brandan Kearney is shooting 45.5 percent from the field. The Detroit Titans are a polished offensive team that’s also shooting 75.3 percent from the free throw line and 39.4 percent from beyond the arc. While Detroit is also playing solid defense, it could improve its 33.1 rebounds per game, a number that must improve in order to compete for a Horizon League title.
The Shockers are 41-16 ATS in their last 57 road games and 39-12-2 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Titans are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Missouri Valley.
I really like this Detroit team but think the Titans are in over thier heads playing a Wichita State Shockers team that almost never loses, especially against unranked teams. The difference in this game will be on the glass, as the Titans are outmatched. Give me the Shockers by double digits.