The Phoenix and Titans are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Titans will host the game at Calihan Hall in Detroit, MI. The Phoenix are the favored team in this Horizon League conference contest against the Titans. The game’s over/under currently sits at 132 points.
GREEN BAY PHOENIX VS DETROIT TITANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Detroit Titans +3.5
This game will be played at Calihan Hall at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.
WHY BET THE DETROIT TITANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Titans.
- Not only will Detroit pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 132 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Pressure Builds for Green Bay as Away Favorites
Green Bay, who has played 15 games, has an overall record of 8-7. In their first 8 road games of the season, the Phoenix went 2-6, while they went 4-1 in their first 5 home games. At the moment, Green Bay has an ATS record that is better than .500, sitting at 8-5. Within this ATS record, the team has gone 4-4 against the spread on the road and 4-1 at home.
Up to this point, games involving Green Bay have had an average of 133.4 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 133.5 points. Their over/under record is 6-7-0. Looking at the Phoenix’s last three games, their over/under record is 2-0 with their games averaging 142 points per game.
Green Bay is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 78 points vs. Robert Morris. This figure is more than their season average of 66.1 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Noah Reynolds, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 19.4, while Elijah Jones also maintains a PPG average of 9 leading up to the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Green Bay defense is giving up an average of 66.3 points per contest. Green Bay’s three-point defense is currently 61st in the country at 5.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 37.2% of their shots vs. Green Bay.
Is a Home Win Possible for Detroit?
Detroit comes into their 16th game of the season with an overall record of 0-15. Detroit has a record of 1-4 in their previous five home games, including last year. Regarding their ATS record, Detroit is currently sitting below .500 with a 3-12 mark. At home, Detroit has yet to cover the spread, going 0-3 this season, and they are 3-7 ATS in their previous ten home games.
After 15 games, Detroit has an over/under record of 7-7-1, with their games averaging a combined 138.6 points per game so far. The Titans have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 139 points per game.
The Detroit offense is coming off a game in which they scored 56 points vs. Purdue Fort Wayne. Overall their field goal percentage was 36.4% while connecting on 3 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jayden Stone who comes into today’s matchup averaging 18.9. Marcus Tankersley also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.4.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, Detroit is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 78.0 points per game (257th). On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.5 threes per game vs. Green Bay. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 40.2%.