Looking to win big? The Mastodons and Titans face off at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The Titans are hosting the game at Calihan Hall in Detroit, MI. Purdue Fort Wayne is favored by -9.5 in this Horizon League conference matchup the against Detroit. The over/under for the game is set at 148 points.


The Pick: Detroit Titans +9.5

This game will be played at Calihan Hall at 1:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Titans.
  • Not only will Detroit pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Purdue Fort Wayne Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Through 26 games, the Mastodons have a record of 16-10, including a mark of 7-8 in Horizon League play. On the road, they are 6-5, and they are currently riding a two-game winning streak away from home. This season, they have been favored in 15 games, going 10-5 as the favorite.

In their most recent game, Purdue Fort Wayne lost to Oakland by a score of 71-63. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 5-5, and they are 2-3 in their previous five games away from home.

As the favorite this season, Purdue Fort Wayne has gone 8-7 vs. the spread and they are 12-11-1 overall. On the road, the Mastodons have an ATS mark of 6-4-1 and they are 5-4-1 in their last 10 road games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Purdue Fort Wayne is 4-6 vs. the spread.

Over their last three games, the over/under record for Purdue Fort Wayne is 1-2. On the season, the over/under record for the Mastodons is 13-11. In their games this year, the average over/under line is 151.7 and their matchups have averaged 151.5 points.

In contrast to their season average of 81.1 points per game, the Purdue Fort Wayne had a below average performance. They scored 63 points against Oakland and had a field goal percentage of 41.1%. The top scorer for the Mastodons was Rasheed Bello with 15 points, while Quinton Morton-Robertson also chipped in with 14 points.

At present, the Mastodons’ defense is nationally ranked 149th, allowing 71.2 points per game. Against Oakland in their most recent game, the Purdue Fort Wayne defense gave up a total of 71 points while allowing Oakland to hit 41% of their shots.

Will Detroit Win at Home?

Despite being the underdog, Detroit has played 23 games as the underdog compared to just four as the favorite. They come into this game with a 1-26 record, including a 1-15 mark in Horizon League play. For the season, the Titans have gone 0-11 in non-conference games, compared to 1-9 at home.

With a 17-game losing streak on the road this season, Detroit’s average scoring margin sits at -17.1 points per game. The Titans’ average scoring margin at home is -11.4 points per game. Most recently, they defeated IUPUI by a score of 81-66.

As the underdog this season, Detroit has gone 7-16 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Titans have an ATS mark of 4-6. At home, Detroit has a poor ATS record of 2-8 this year and is just 2-8 in their last 10 home games vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Detroit games is 13-13-1. So far, the average point total in their games is 145.4. Today’s over/under line of 148 is higher than the average OU line in their games this season (143.8). Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 156 points.

Detroit recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 81 points against IUPUI. This output exceeded their season average of 65.2 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Jayden Stone with 25 points. Marcus Tankersley also added 19 points for the Titans.

Coming into today’s game, the Detroit defense is giving up an average of 80.2 points per contest. The Detroit defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 66 points and allowed IUPUI to connect on 7 threes.