Detroit vs. Wright State - 1/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wright State Raiders (10-5) at Detroit Titans (4-11)
College Basketball: Friday, January 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Calihan Hall)
The Line: Detroit Titans +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wright State Raiders and Detroit Mercy Titans meet Friday in college basketball action at the Calihan Hall.
The Wright State Raiders look for another victory after winning six of their last seven games. The Wright State Raiders are averaging 66.2 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 43 percent shooting. Grant Benzinger is averaging 14.1 points and 4.2 rebounds while Justin Mitchell is averaging 11.6 points and 3.1 assists. Mark Hughes is dishing 3.1 assists and Loudon Love is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Wright State Raiders are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Wright State Raiders are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Wright State Raiders have split their last four road games.
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The Detroit Mercy Titans could use a victory here to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Detroit Mercy Titans are averaging 78.7 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 92.2 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Kameron Chatman is averaging 18.3 points and 8.6 rebounds while Corey Allen is averaging 16.3 points and 2.6 assists. Jermaine Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh McFolley is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Detroit Mercy Titans are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Mercy Titans are allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Detroit Mercy Titans have lost four straight home games.
The Raiders are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Horizon League. The Titans are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Raiders are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Wright State Raiders aren't some great team that I'm looking to get behind, but there's no backing the Detroit Mercy Titans this season. The Titans are possibly the worst defensive team in the country, which includes allowing 81 or more points in each of their last nine games. It's hard to cover games when that's happening and it's impossible to win games. So, as a fade from Detroit, give me Wright State and the chalk.