CAA foes will clash when the Towson Tigers (8-9, 2-3 CAA) square off with the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (12-5, 2-2 CAA) at SECU Arena. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens at Towson Tigers Betting Preview
In the Fightin’ Blue Hens’ last outing, they were victorious over the James Madison Dukes, 80-76. Dylan Painter was the game’s high scorer with 23 points on 8-for-11 shooting. The Fightin’ Blue Hens held the Dukes to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.6 (below their season average of 25.8) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.508 vs. 0.482).
The Tigers hope to maintain momentum after defeating the Drexel Dragons in their last game, 89-73. Towson received a boost from Brian Fobbs, who was the top scorer from either team with 28 points on 11-for-16 shooting. Towson played a flawless game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 31.5) and a free throw rate of 0.276 (above their season average of 0.228). Drexel was 24.2 and 0.224, respectively, for those same stats.
Delaware appears to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Fightin’ Blue Hens currently rank 28th in effective field goal percentage (0.546), while Towson ranks 144th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.476).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after splitting two games last season. The Fightin’ Blue Hens won the last matchup 78-71. Delaware did a terrific job of getting and making free throws (23-29; 79.3 percent). Towson, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.8 vs. 21.7).
Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens at Towson Tigers ATS Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Towson, ATS Winner – Towson, O/U – Over
Towson ranks 13th in steals allowed per game (4.8) while Delaware ranks 96th (6.4).
The Fightin’ Blue Hens rank 34th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Tigers rank 72nd (3.1).
Towson averages 37.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 111th in the nation. Delaware ranks 119th in rebounds allowed per game (34.6).
The Tigers have been outscored by an average of 2.6 points in their last five games. On the season, Towson has defeated opponents by an average of 2.5 points.
During their last five games, the Fightin’ Blue Hens have scored an average of 71.0 points per game (3.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.4 points per game (4.7 above their season average).