The Detroit Mercy Titans and Youngstown State Penguins meet Thursday in the college basketball Horizon Tournament at the Beeghly Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Detroit Mercy Titans Betting Preview
The Detroit Mercy Titans are averaging 76.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Antoine Davis is averaging 28.4 points and 3.7 assists, while Gerald Liddell is averaging 14.3 points and 9.7 rebounds. Jayden Stone is the third double-digit scorer and Damezi Anderson is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Detroit Mercy Titans are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Mercy Titans are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.
The Youngstown State Penguins Betting Preview
The Youngstown State Penguins are averaging 83.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Dwayne Cohill is averaging 17.8 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Brandon Rush is averaging 14.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. Malek Green is the third double-digit scorer and Adrian Nelson is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Youngstown State Penguins are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Youngstown State Penguins are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.
Detroit vs Youngstown Trends
The Titans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Penguins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 4-0 in Titans last 4 overall. The over is 22-8 in Penguins last 30 overall. The road team is 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Youngstown State Penguins have been the better team, obviously, and should be decent favorites, but Detroit is playing some of its best ball of the season right now. Also, Detroit has been competitive despite 18 losses, and it loses as underdogs by an average of 3.1 points. Detroit can put up a fight here. Give me the points.