Valparaiso Crusaders vs Detroit Titans College Basketball Prediction
Tonight we have a very competitive Horizon Conference college basketball match-up between the Valparaiso Crusaders (13-5, 3-1 Horizon) vs the Detroit Titans (11-6, 3-1 Horizon). The Valparaiso look to go on their third straight road win in years against the Detroit Titans who have yet to lose a home game this season making the Titans a small home favorite at BetDSI Sportsbook.
The Valparaiso Crusaders have won three straight including back to back victories on the road. The Crusaders currently rank 154th in the country in scoring with 68.9 ppg, 193rd in rebounding with 34.7 rpg, 178th in assists with 12.8 apg, and 44th in field goal percentage shooting .463 from the field.
Leading the Crusaders in scoring is Senior Forward Ryan Broekhoff who is averaging 17 ppg, 8.3 rpg, and 2 assists per game. Second to Broekhoff is Senior Forward Kevin Van Wijk who is putting up 12.3 ppg and 5.3 rpg. Valparaiso did not pick up any notable recruits in the off-season with their best so far being Freshman Guard Jordan Coleman who is putting up 5.4 ppg with 3.3 rebounds per game while averaging over 18 minutes per contest.
The Detroit Titans had a five game winning-streak ended Saturday in Cleveland 74-62 in their second road game in two days. Currently the Titans rank 26th in the nation in scoring with 77.8 ppg, 224th in rebounding with 33.9 rpg, 76th in assists with 14.6 apg, and 145th in shooting percentage with .439 percent from the field.
Leading the Titans in scoring is Junior Guard Ray McCallum who is averaging 19.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg, and 4.5 apg. Second in scoring for Detroit is Jason Calliste who is putting up 13.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, and 3.1 apg. Detroit picked up a few recruits in the off-season but none are noteworthy or adding anything to the team thus far this season.
Valparaiso Crusaders vs Detroit Titans Betting Prediction
The Valparaiso Crusaders have not won three straight on the road since the early 90′s and I just don’t see that happening tonight against a strong Detroit Titans team that has yet to drop a match at home. Detroit holds more prolific scorers and passes the ball around the court better than the Crusaders so I am going to lay the few points in the spread on Detroit over Valparaiso.