Detroit Titans vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Titans vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: University Arena (MI) in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+2.5)
The Western Michigan Broncos (1-2) play the Detroit Titans (0-3) at University Arena (MI) on Saturday. Western Michigan opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 143.
Detroit enters this matchup with a mark of 0-3 so far this year. The Titans are hitting 28.8% on shots from beyond the arc (21 of 73) and 90.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 70.7 pts per game (196th in the nation) while going 37.6% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 10.3 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 16.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, Detroit is snagging 35.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 38 dimes this season, which ranks 245th in D-1 in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Titans are forcing 14.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.0 fouls. They are ranked 163rd in college basketball in allowing assists with 51 relinquished on the season. The Titans defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 47.6% (88 of 185) and they surrender 42.3 rebounds per game as a team. They surrender 43.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 270th in college hoops in points per game allowed (80.3).
The Detroit Titans played the Kent State Golden Flashes and took a loss by a score of 80-66 in their last contest. Detroit walked away from the game with a 32.8% field goal percentage (20 of 61) and converted 8 of 22 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Titans converted 18 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 90.0%. In reference to rebounding, they collected a total of 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 11 assists for the game as well as getting 6 steals and 2 rejections. In terms of the defense, Detroit allowed the other team to go 32.8% from the field on 20 out of 61. Kent State doled out 16 dimes and 4 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Golden Flashes pulled down 40 rebounds (8 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Kent State finished shooting 76.9% at the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of 13 tries. They knocked down 12 of 26 attempts from beyond the arc.
Antoine Davis is one guy who saw a lot of action for the matchup. He ended up finishing with 21 points on 7 out of 21 shooting. He saw the court for 40 mins played and snagged 5 boards. Davis finished shooting 33.3% from the field and also recorded 4 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this matchup for the Titans was Willy Isiani. He snagged 7 rebounds and also accumulated 3 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor for this game by hitting 3-of-5 (15 points). When all was said and done, Isiani was on the hardwood for 39 minutes.
Western Michigan has a win-loss mark of 1-2 this year. Western Michigan has 185 pts for the campaign (61.7 per contest) and they pull down 35.7 rebounds per game. The Broncos have committed 14.7 personal fouls every game and they hit 60.0% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Broncos are hitting on 44.4% from the floor, which ranks 209th in college hoops. They are dishing out assists 12.7 times per game (208th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per game. The Broncos on the defensive side of the court are 58th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 62.3. They have conceded 12.3 assists and 33.7 rebounds every game, which is ranked 143rd and 107th in D-1. The Western Michigan defense allows 28.1% on 3-pointers (18 of 64) and opponents are making 63.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 12.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.1% from the floor (130th in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Western Michigan Broncos got the victory with a final of 62-42 against the Adrian College Bulldogs. The Broncos were able to snag 33 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in the matchup. They also turned away 3 shots while recording 10 steals in this game. The Bulldogs had 20 personal fouls in the game which got the Broncos to the charity stripe for 24 tries. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 41.7%. In regard to three-point attempts, Western Michigan made 2 out of 8 attempts (25.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Broncos ended up shooting 25 out of 51 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.0%. The Broncos permitted the Bulldogs to make 19 of their 60 attempts from the field which left them shooting 31.7% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 16.7% from 3-point land by hitting 3 out of 18 and finished the contest at 1 of 2 from the free throw line (50.0%). With respect to attacking the glass, Western Michigan allowed Adrian to snag 31 overall (5 offensive).
Rafael Cruz ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Broncos for the matchup. He buried 4 of 6 for the contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, which got him 8 points. Cruz snagged 8 boards in his 26 mins and had 2 dimes for the contest. Someone else who saw a lot of minutes for Western Michigan was Titus Wright. He totaled 17 points in 22 minutes on the hardwood by going 7 out of 11 from the floor in this contest. Wright wrapped this one up going 63.6% from the floor as well as totaling 2 assists and 7 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+2.5)
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