15* Detroit/Kansas Friday Late-Night BAILOUT on Detroit +14.5
Detroit vs. Kansas,
03/16/2012 21:57 EDT,
Score: 50 - 65
Point Spread: +14½/-110 Detroit
I've seen the Detroit Titans play a few times this year, and they certainly pass the eye test. While Kansas is a quality team, this isn't as talented of a Jayhawks' team as we've seen in the past. Detroit will give Kansas a run for their money tonight.
The Titans were unbeatable down the stretch, winning five straight and 10 of their last 11 coming in. They capped their season off with an emphatic 70-50 victory over Valparaiso in the Horizon League Championship. After watching that game, I believe the Titans can play with anyone.
Detroit is a very balanced team with five players averaging in double figures scoring. They are also one of the most athletic teams in the country, and you'll see them playing above the rim against the Jayhawks. The Titans are led by coach's son Ray McCallum, a sophomore point guard who leads the team in points (15.6), assists (3.9) and steals (1.5). He is their leader despite being just a sophomore.
After seeing Detroit's athleticism, oddsmakers are expecting a high-scoring game, which isn't good news for Kansas. The Jayhawks are just 1-9 ATS when the total is 140 to 149.5 this season. The Titans are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog of 13.0 or greater. Take Detroit Friday.