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Wright State vs. Detroit - 1/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Titans (6-8) at Wright State Raiders (8-6)

College Basketball: Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Nutter Center)

The Line: Wright State Raiders -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Detroit Titans and Wright State Raiders square off Friday night at the Nutter Center.

The Detroit Titans look to snap a five-game losing streak as they play their seventh true road game. On the season, Detroit is averaging 66.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting and is allowing 71.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Juwan Howard Jr. is averaging 19.1 points and 4.5 rebounds while Paris Bass is averaging 11 points and 6.1 rebounds. Anton Wilson is the third player averaging double-digit points and Brandan Kearney is shooting 45.1 percent from the field. The Detroit Titans are really struggling defensively, as they’ve allowed 75 or more points in four of their last five games. However, Detroit is forcing 15 turnovers per game which is two more than the national average. Offensively, Detroit is shooting 71.3 percent from the free throw line and 37.6 percent from beyond the arc.

Wright State vs. Detroit - 1/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Wright State Raiders hope to snap a two-game skid when they play their first game in five days. On the season, Wright State is averaging 66.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting and is allowing 69.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting. JT Yoho is averaging 16.9 points and 6.9 rebounds while Joe Thomasson is averaging 11.9 points and 5.9 rebounds. Chrishawn Hopkins is shooting 47.1 percent from the field and Steven Davis is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Wright State Raiders are also struggling defensively, as they’ve allowed 168 points in their last two games and are allowing teams to shoot 34.8 percent from downtown. Offensively, Wright State is shooting 73.4 percent from the line and 32.8 percent from deep. Wright State is 4-1 SU at home this season.

The Titans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Horizon League and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. loss. The Titans are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Wright State and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.

The Wright State Raiders have been a solid team at home this season and should right the ship with a win here. Detroit is in a major slump and an extra road game doesn't bode well here. 

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Wright State Raiders -4.5

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