Planning on watching today’s Norse and Titans game? Catch the action at Calihan Hall in Detroit, MI, as the Titans hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The Norse are favored in this Horizon League conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 136.5 points.
NORTHERN KENTUCKY NORSE VS DETROIT TITANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Detroit Titans +10
This game will be played at Calihan Hall at 1:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.
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 +10.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Is a Win at Detroit Possible for the Norse?
After a 79-76 win over Youngstown State, Northern Kentucky will look to improve their 2-6 road record and end their two-game road losing streak. So far this season, the Norse have gone 4-1 at home compared to 2-6 on the road. In their last 10 road games, they are 2-8.
For the season, Northern Kentucky is 8-9, including a 3-1 record in Horizon League games. They have gone 5-8 in non-conference games compared to 3-1 in conference games. Today, they are favored by 10 points, and they have gone 5-0 as the favorite this season.
When looking at Northern Kentucky’s ATS record this season, they are currently 7-6. In their five games as the favorite, the Norse have gone 4-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, they have an impressive ATS mark of 8-2. On the road, Northern Kentucky’s ATS record is 3-5 this year and they are 5-5 ATS over their last 10 road games.
So far this season, the over/under record for Northern Kentucky games is 8-5. Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (139.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points.
Northern Kentucky’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Youngstown State, finishing the game with a total of 79 points. Their season average is now 73.1 points per game. Marques Warrick led the team in scoring, putting up 29 points. Additionally, Keeyan Itejere contributed 19 points for the Norse.
On the defensive side, Northern Kentucky is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.4 points per game. In today’s game vs. Detroit, the Northern Kentucky defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Northern Kentucky made 15 free-throws vs. the Norse.
Is a Home Win Possible for Detroit?
Despite being 0-17 this season, Detroit has been playing better at home recently, going 3-7 in their last 10 games at home. Their average scoring margin at home this year is -12.6, and they have lost their last five games at home.
On the other hand, Northern Kentucky has been playing well on the road this season, going 12-5. They are coming off a 23-point victory over Milwaukee, and their average scoring margin on the road is +5.2.
As the underdog this season, Detroit has gone just 3-11 vs. the spread. Their ATS mark for the year is 3-14, including an 0-5 record at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Titans have gone just 2-8 vs. the spread.
On the season, the over/under record for Detroit games is 7-9-1, and the average scoring total in their games is 137.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (142.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points, and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.
In their previous game, the Titans’ offense finished with 61 points, which is right in line with their current average of 60.1 points per contest. For the season, the Detroit offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 322nd in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 38%.
Coming into the game, Detroit will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 77.8 points per game (290th). The Detroit defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 84 points and allowed Milwaukee to connect on 7 threes.