The Detroit Titans (3-13, 1-2 Hor) can put an end to a nine-game road losing streak when they clash against the Cleveland State Vikings (6-10, 2-1 Hor) at Wolstein Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
Detroit Titans at Cleveland State Vikings ATS Preview
The last time the Titans played, they lost a close one to the Wright State Raiders, 70-69. With 24 points on 9-for-24 shooting, Antoine Davis was the game’s leading scorer. Wright State had a turnover percentage of 9.3 (better than their season average of 14.5). Detroit, meanwhile, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.543 (above their season average of 0.445).
The Vikings come in on a high note after defeating the Youngstown State Penguins in their last outing, 82-74. Cleveland State rallied around Torrey Patton, who was the top scorer from either team with 25 points on 9-for-12 shooting. Cleveland State played a flawless game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.382 (above their season average of 0.254) and a turnover percentage of 10.6 (better than their season average of 21.4). Youngstown State was 0.228 and 14.6, respectively, for those same stats.
The aggressive Cleveland State offense seems poised to dominate from the foul line. The Vikings currently rank 64th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.262, while Detroit ranks 245th in FTA rate allowed (0.239).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Titans won both games last season. In the most recent matchup, Detroit won 78-64. The Titans played a nearly flawless game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.439 and a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 42.5. The Vikings had marks of 0.113 and 35.9, respectively, for those same stats.
Detroit Titans vs. Cleveland State Vikings Odds Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Cleveland State, ATS Winner – Cleveland State, O/U – Over
The Titans rank 99th in blocks per game (3.4) while the Vikings rank 156th in blocks allowed per game (5.3).
Cleveland State ranks 176th in rebounds allowed per game (36.1) while Detroit ranks 227th (37.8).
Detroit ranks 23rd in three pointers attempted per game (27.9) while Cleveland State ranks 281st (13.8).
The Vikings rank 42nd in steals per game (8.2) while the Titans rank 148th (5.9).
Cleveland State ranks 182nd in assists allowed per game (14.0) while Detroit ranks 243rd (18.0).
The Vikings’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.6, down from 9.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Titans have scored an average of 71.4 points per game (4.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.8 points per game (7.8 below their season average).