The Detroit Mercy Titans and Cleveland State Vikings meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Wolstein Center. The Detroit Mercy Titans look to get above a .500 record. The Cleveland State Vikings look for their sixth victory.
The Detroit Mercy Titans are averaging 73.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Antoine Davis is averaging 23.1 points and 3.6 assists, while Gerald Liddell is averaging 16 points and 16 rebounds. Jayden Stone is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Phillips is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Detroit Mercy Titans are shooting 40.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Mercy Titans are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.
The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 68.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Tristan Enaruna is averaging 13 points and 7 rebounds, while Deshon Parker is averaging 9.9 points and 5.9 assists. Tae Williams is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Deante Johnson is dishing 2.1 assists. The Cleveland State Vikings are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland State Vikings are allowing 27.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
The Titans are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games. The Vikings are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 14-6 in Titans last 20 road games. The over is 8-1 in Vikings last 9 home games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Detroit Mercy Titans have a player who can take over this game and will them to a victory, but they also have a reputation for falling flat on their face in big games. The Cleveland State Vikings are the more talented team overall, and they have a defensive effort that usually doesn't allow one player to dominate. Cleveland State is a decent Horizon team you can probably make money on this year. I'll lay the bucket.