Northeastern Huskies vs. Detroit Titans - 1/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Titans (9-10) at Northeastern Huskies (13-5)
College Basketball: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Matthews Arena)
The Line: Northeastern Huskies -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Titans will travel to Matthews Arena to take on the Northeastern Huskies this Monday afternoon.
The Detroit Titans had their three game winning streak snapped and dropped to 9-10 (3-2 Horizon) after losing 70-64 to the Green Bay Phoenix this past Saturday. Detroit allowed Green Bay to shoot 48.0% from the field and committed 19 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Titans was Juwan Howard Jr. who had 19 points, 2 rebounds, and 5 assists. Detroit is ranked 194th in the RPI Standings in has played the 140th SOS. On the season, the Titans have been led by Juwan Howard Jr. (18.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.6 apg) and Paris Bass (11.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.6 apg). Offensively, Detroit is averaging 69.9 ppg (ranked 128th) on 43.8% shooting (ranked 161st). The Titans shoot 38.4% from beyond the arc (ranked 42nd) and have a 1.02 assist/turnover ratio (ranked 144th). Defensively, Detroit is allowing their opponents to an average 68.2 ppg (ranked 227th) on 43.5% shooting (ranked 220th). The Titans average 7.8 spg (ranked 46th) and 34.05 total rpg (ranked 207th).
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The Northeastern Huskies won their 4th straight game and improved to 13-5 (5-1 CAA) on the season after defeating the College of Charleston Cougars 69-67 this past Saturday. Northeastern shot 53.5% from the field and 50.0% (7-14) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Huskies was Zach Stahl who had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Northeastern is ranked 71st in the RPI Standings and has played the 149th ranked SOS. On the season, the Huskies have been led by Scott Eatherton (15.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.2 bpg) and David Walker (11.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.1 apg). Offensively, Northeastern is averaging 66.5 ppg (ranked 199th) on 47.3% shooting (ranked 42nd). The Huskies are shooting 39.0% from beyond the arc (ranked 32nd) and average 14.7 apg (ranked 65th). Defensively, Northeastern is holding their opponents to 63.1 ppg (ranked 113th) on 43.8% shooting (ranked 236th). The Huskies average 25.44 defensive rpg (ranked 88th) and have a 5.7 rebound margin (ranked 39th).
The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. the CAA but are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
Detroit had the Horizon favorites, Green Bay, on the ropes but couldn’t hold on in the season half. Northeastern is one of the better under of the radar teams in the country, and I think their defensive will cause Detroit trouble as the Titans generally struggle on the road. Take Northeastern to cover this spread.