Betting on today’s Titans and Mastodons game? Catch the action at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN, as the Mastodons hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Horizon League conference contest is set at 144.5 points, with the Mastodons being the favored team playing at home against the Titans.
DETROIT TITANS VS PURDUE FORT WAYNE MASTODONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Detroit Titans +14.5
This game will be played at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum at 2:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.
WHY BET THE DETROIT TITANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Mastodons.
- Even though we have Purdue Fort Wayne winning straight-up, we like Detroit at +14.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can Detroit Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?
The Titans are getting ready for their 15th game of the season, with a record of 0-14. All of their games this season have been played on the road. As of now, Detroit has a 3-11 record against the spread before today’s game. This includes a 3-8 record vs. the spread on the road and 0-3 at home.
Looking at their over/under performance through 14 games, Detroit has an over/under record of 6-7-1, with their games averaging 138 points per game on average. When assessing the Titans’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-1-1, with their games averaging 136 points per game.
Compared to their season average of 60.9 points per game, Detroit struggled in their previous game. Against IUPUI, the Titans scored 55 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 37.7%. The team’s top scorer is Jayden Stone, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 18.9, while Marcus Tankersley also carries a PPG average of 13.5 into the game.
Facing Purdue Fort Wayne, Detroit aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 77.1 points allowed per game (242nd). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Detroit’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 47.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 41.0% this season.
Can the Mastodons Live Up to the Hype at Home?
After playing 14 games, Purdue Fort Wayne has a 12-2 record. In their previous ten home games, Purdue Fort Wayne has a 9-1 record, including last year. When looking at Purdue Fort Wayne’s ATS performance, they have a current record of 8-3-1. In their last ten games, Purdue Fort Wayne has gone 3-1-1 vs. the spread.
Purdue Fort Wayne comes in with an over/under record of 6-6-0 through 14 games, with their games averaging a combined 147.4 points per game so far. Looking at the Mastodons’ last three games, their over/under record is 0-3 with their games averaging 130 points per game.
In their latest game, Purdue Fort Wayne offense put up 73 points against Northern Kentucky. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 41% and made 14 threes. Offensively, the Mastodons hold a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, placing them 76th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 55th in terms of percentage and 25th in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Purdue Fort Wayne defense is giving up an average of 66.4 points per contest. Purdue Fort Wayne will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Northern Kentucky to just 41% shooting in their most recent game.