Planning on watching today’s Titans and Colonials game? Catch the action at UPMC Events Center in Moon Township, PA, as the Colonials hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Horizon League conference game currently have the Colonials as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142.5 points.

DETROIT TITANS VS ROBERT MORRIS COLONIALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Titans +8.5

This game will be played at UPMC Events Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 17th.

WHY BET THE DETROIT TITANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Colonials.
  • Even though we have Robert Morris winning straight-up, we like Detroit at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Are the Titans Ready for a Win at Moon Township?

With a record of 0-18, Detroit is still looking for its first win of the season. The Titans’ average scoring margin on the road this year is -19.9, and they have lost all 12 of their games away from home.

As the underdog, Detroit has gone 0-15 this season. In their last game, the Titans lost to Northern Kentucky by a score of 81-76.

As the underdog, Detroit has gone just 4-11 vs. the spread this season, including a 1-2 mark in their last three games as the underdog. On the road, the Titans are 3-9 vs. the spread this year and just 1-4 in their last five road games.

So far this season, the over/under record in Detroit games is 8-9-1. The average scoring total in their games this year is 138.9 points, which is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 141.9. Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their last three games (140 points) and their last five games (137 points). In their last 10 games, the over/under record is 4-5-1.

Detroit finished with 76 points in their game against Northern Kentucky. This total surpasses their season-average of 60.9 points per game. Offensively, the Titans hold a season-long field goal percentage of 39%, placing them 390th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 401st in terms of percentage and 343rd in three-pointers made.

Coming into the game, Detroit will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 78.0 points per game (266th). Against Northern Kentucky in their most recent game, the Detroit defense gave up a total of 81 points while allowing Northern Kentucky to hit 45% of their shots.

Can Robert Morris Deliver Being Favored at Home?

Robert Morris is 3-5 at home this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +.1 points per game. Over their last ten games at home, they are 5-5. Overall, the Colonials are 6-12, including a 2-5 mark in Horizon League play.

Coming into this game, Robert Morris has been the favorite in four games this season, going 3-1. They are 1-11 when they are the underdog. The Colonials’ average scoring margin on the road is -8.9 points per game, and they have lost their last two road games.

Robert Morris has an ATS record of 9-7 this season, going 5-3 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Colonials have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Robert Morris has an over/under record of 11-5 this season and today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (143.6). So far, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 165 points.

Robert Morris’ offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Purdue Fort Wayne, finishing the game with a total of 91 points. Their season average is now 74.2 points per game. The top scorer for the Colonials was Josh Corbin with 28 points, while Jackson Last also chipped in with 17 points.

Currently, the Colonials’ defense holds the 222nd rank in the nation, allowing 74.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. Detroit. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.5%.