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Detroit vs. Youngstown State - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Youngstown State Penguins (10-13) at Detroit Titans (10-12)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Calihan Hall)

The Line: Detroit Titans -8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Detroit Titans and the Youngstown State Penguins face off on Thursday at Calihan Hall for a Horizon League college basketball matchup.

The Detroit Titans are 10-12 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Detroit is averaging 69.5 points and they are shooting 43.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.1 point and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. Juwan Howard Jr. leads the Titans averaging 17.6 points per game. Paris Bass is averaging 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds, Anton Wilson is averaging 9.3 points, and Chris Jenkins is averaging 7.4 points and 5.1 rebounds. Detroit is 6-5 at home and 3-4 in Horizon League play.

Detroit vs. Youngstown State -  College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Youngstown State Penguins are 10-13 this season and they are coming off of a win that ended a seven game losing streak. YSU is averaging 71.4 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 72.9 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Marcus Keene leads the Penguins averaging 15.8 points per game. Bobby Hain is averaging 15 points and 7.6 rebounds, Shawn Amiker is averaging 10.7 points and 6.0 rebounds, and D.J. Cole is averaging 8.7 points. Youngstown State is 2-8 on the road and 1-7 in the Horizon League.

Detroit is 3-7 against the spread in the Horizon League, 2-6 against the spread following a loss, and 5-2 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. Youngstown State is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games, and 4-9-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The favorite has covered the point spread in the last five meetings of these two.

These teams aren’t good so laying a big number isn’t a great play but it is really the only play here. 

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Detroit Titans -8.5

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