Wright State Raiders vs. Detroit Titans - 2/21/14
Detroit Titans (13-15) at Wright State Raiders (15-13)
College Basketball: Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Nutter Center)
The Line: Wright State Raiders -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Titans and Wright State Raiders will meet Friday night on national television. These teams played in early January and Detroit won 58-53.
The Titans have won three of their last five games and are finishing up a three-game road trip. During that stretch, they’re averaging 73.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting. They are 5-10 SU on the road where they average 65.5 points and allow 72.2 points. They only shoot 37.9 percent from the field away from home, which is about a four percent decrease from their season average. They are 13-12 ATS overall and 9-6 ATS on the road.
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The Raiders have lost four of their last six games and are freefalling in the Horizon League standings. During this losing stretch, they’re averaging 67.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 46.2 percent shooting. However, they’ve been pretty solid at home, averaging 68.7 points scored and allowing 59.9 points allowed. Senior forward Cole Darling has scored at least 20 points in his last three games. They’re 11-2 SU at home, 9-13 ATS overall and 4-5 ATS at home.
The Titans have won six of their last eight meetings against the Raiders and are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games. They’re also 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against the Raiders, while the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings between these two teams.
Wright State is experiencing its worst stretch of the season, while Detroit is playing solid basketball as of late and has a huge rebounding advantage in this game. The Titans average 37.3 boards per game, while the Raiders average only 29.3 boards.
Sure, Detroit has been streaky on the road, but they should be able to do enough to keep this one close.