Sunday, February 19, 2017
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The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to Calihan Hall to play the Detroit Titans on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Valparaiso as 9.5 point favorites.
The Crusaders come into this game with an overall record of 21-6 and a road record of 5-4. They are 13-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-12. The Titans have an overall record of 6-20 and a home record of 4-8. They have an over/under record of 14-10 and they are 9-14 against the spread.
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Alec Peters comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Crusaders. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Shane Hammink averages 15.5 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Valparaiso. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Jaleel Hogan averages 15.4 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest this year for the Titans. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage currently is at 52%. Corey Allen averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Valparaiso averages 75.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 103rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 145th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 267th in the country. They average 39 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 31st and 217th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 188th with 13.3 per game. The Crusaders allow 69 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 83rd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 34th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 106th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 122nd place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 260th in Division 1.
Detroit averages 76.5 points per game this year which ranks them 83rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -9.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 147th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 88th in the nation. They average 32.8 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per contest which ranks them 303rd and 255th respectively. In the turnover department the Titans rank 298th with 14.6 per game. The Titans allow 85.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 348th in the country. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 349th and 313th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 293rd and they give up 14.6 assists per contest which puts them in 272nd place in the nation. The Titans force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 58th in college basketball.
The Crusaders average 72.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.7 per contest. The Crusaders have an offensive rating of 106.1 and they assist on 50.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Valparaiso turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.9%. The Crusaders give up 72.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Titans score 77.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 79.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -5 points per game. The Titans have a rating on offense of 102.4 and 46.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Detroit turns it over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.6%. The Titans give up 82.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 13-11 against the spread
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 11-12 against the over/under
Detroit Titans Betting Trends
The Detroit Titans are 9-14 against the spread
The Detroit Titans are 14-10 against the over/under
Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
12/22/16 F Jubril Adekoya Academics out indefinitely
Detroit Titans Injuries
02/18/17 G Chris Jenkins Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Valparaiso
02/17/17 G Matthew Grant Undisclosed out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +9.5
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