Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Jaguars versus the Titans? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Calihan Hall in Detroit, MI. The odds for this Horizon League conference game currently have Detroit as the -5.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 143 points.

IUPUI JAGUARS VS DETROIT TITANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Titans -5.5

This game will be played at Calihan Hall at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE DETROIT TITANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-67 in favor of the Titans.
  • Not only will Detroit pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Jaguars Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Despite their struggles this season, the IUPUI Jaguars have been a much better team on the road than at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -19.5 compared to -13.1 at home.

So far this season, the Jaguars have been the underdog in 22 of their 26 games. They are 3-19 in those games.

As the underdog, IUPUI has struggled vs. the spread this season, going just 6-16 vs. the number. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-8 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are just 3-7. Their ATS record vs. the spread as the underdog is 0-3 in their last 3 games and 1-4 over their last 5.

So far this season, the average over/under line in IUPUI games is 144.3 and their over/under record is 9-10-4. Today’s over/under line of 143 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-0-2.

Most recently, the IUPUI offense finished with just 65 points vs. Purdue Fort Wayne. For the game, they hit 1/8 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 45.3%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jlynn Counter who comes into today’s matchup averaging 14.8. Bryce Monroe also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.3.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, IUPUI is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 78.9 points per game (297th). In today’s game vs. Detroit, the IUPUI defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, IUPUI made 16 free-throws vs. the Jaguars.

Will the Detroit Defense Show Up at Home?

Despite being winless on the season, Detroit is favored to win today’s game against IUPUI. The Titans have lost all 26 of their games this season, including nine straight at home. Their average margin of defeat at home is -14.3 points per game.

On the year, Detroit has been the favorite in just three of their 26 games, going 0-3 in those contests. In their last game, the Titans lost to Northern Kentucky by a score of 79-67.

As the favorite, Detroit has struggled against the spread this season, going 0-3. Their overall ATS record is just 7-19. At home, the Titans have gone just 1-8 vs. the spread this year and are 2-8 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for Detroit games is 12-13-1. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 145.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 143 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (143.8). Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 and their games have averaged 155 points in that stretch.

In their most recent game, the Titans’ offense tallied 67 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 64.6 points per game. Coming into the game, the Titans offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 27%. On average, they get up 21.2 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 12 made free-throws.

The Titans’ defense is presently ranked 313rd nationally, allowing an average of 80.7 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Northern Kentucky, the Norse finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 79 points vs. Detroit.