Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Titans versus the Penguins? Tip off is at at 6:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Beeghly Center in Youngstown, OH. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 152 points, and Youngstown State is favored by -19.5 to win at home against Detroit.

DETROIT TITANS VS YOUNGSTOWN STATE PENGUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Titans +19.5

This game will be played at Beeghly Center at 6:30 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

WHY BET THE DETROIT TITANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Penguins.
  • Even though we have Youngstown State winning straight-up, we like Detroit at +19.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Detroit Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

Despite being 1-28 overall and 1-17 in Horizon League play, Detroit has managed to cover the spread in three of its last five games. The Titans will look to end their 17-game road losing streak when they take on Youngstown State.

On the season, Detroit has been outscored by an average of 17.1 points per game on the road. The Titans are 0-17 away from home and have gone 0-10 in their last 10 road games.

As the underdog this season, Detroit has gone 7-18 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-11. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Titans have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 152 is higher than the average over/under line in Detroit’s games this season (144.6). So far, 20 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 156 points compared to their season average of 146.5 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Detroit offense ended with 78 points against Wright State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 51.7% and made 3 threes. Jayden Stone is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 21.1. Meanwhile, Marcus Tankersley also brings a PPG average of 16.3 into the game.

At this time, the Titans’ defense is positioned 322nd in the country, permitting 80.7 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.2 threes per game vs. Youngstown State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 37.6%.

Can Youngstown State Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Youngstown State comes into this game with a record of 21-9, including a 12-5 mark in Horizon League play. They have been especially strong at home, going 9-1.

For the season, the Penguins have been favored in 17 of their 30 games, going 14-3 in those contests. In their last game, they defeated Green Bay, 71-59.

Against the spread, Youngstown State has a record of 14-10 this season. At home, they are 6-4 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Penguins have gone 10-7 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Youngstown State is 6-4 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Youngstown State games is 12-11-1 with an average over/under line of 149.8 compared to an average of 150.5 points per game. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 149 points.

The Youngstown State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 71 points vs. Green Bay. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.3% while connecting on 8 threes. Ziggy Reid is leading the team in scoring at 14.9 points per contest. DJ Burns has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13 going into the game.

Youngstown State’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Green Bay, the Phoenix finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 59 points vs. Youngstown State.