Betting on today's Vikings and Titans game? Catch the action at Calihan Hall in Detroit, MI, as the Titans hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. Cleveland State is favored by -7.5 in this Horizon League conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 146 points.

CLEVELAND STATE VIKINGS VS DETROIT TITANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Titans +7.5

This game will be played at Calihan Hall at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.

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 +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Cleveland State Defense Show Up on the Road?

After winning two straight games, Cleveland State will look to improve on their 2-8 road record when they take on Detroit as 7.5-point favorites. So far this season, the Vikings have gone 13-9.

On the year, Cleveland State has gone 6-4 in Horizon League play, compared to their 7-5 non-conference record. In their last game, the Vikings took down Robert Morris by a score of 66-64.

Overall, Cleveland State has an even ATS record of 10-10 this season. However, their ATS mark as the favorite is just 5-7. On the road, the Vikings are 4-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Cleveland State has gone 4-6 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Cleveland State games is 10-10. Today's line of 146 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games this year (146.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 159 points and over their last 10 games, their OU record is 6-4.

In contrast to their season average of 77.3 points per game, the Cleveland State had a below average performance. They scored 66 points against Robert Morris and had a field goal percentage of 49%. Tristan Enaruna led the team in scoring, putting up 28 points. Additionally, Jayson Woodrich contributed 12 points for the Vikings.

The Vikings' defense is presently ranked 216th nationally, allowing an average of 73.9 points per contest. Against Robert Morris, the Vikings' defense gave up 64 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Robert Morris only made 9 free-throws.

Can Detroit Lock in a Home Win?

It has been a tough season for Detroit, as they are still searching for their first win after 22 games. They have lost by an average of 18.1 points per game on the road, where they are 0-15 this season.

At home, the Titans have gone 0-7, and they are coming off a 78-64 loss to Green Bay. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone just 1-9.

As the underdog this season, Detroit's ATS mark is just 5-14. At home, the Titans have gone 1-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Detroit is just 3-7 ATS.

Today's over/under line of 146 is very close to the average over/under line in Detroit's games this season (142.8). Their over/under record is 11-10-1, and their games have finished with more points than 146 in 11 of their 22 games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 156 points.

The Detroit offense is coming off a game where they scored 64 points against Green Bay. They posted a field goal percentage of 38.8% and connected on 4 threes. Offensively, the Titans hold a season-long field goal percentage of 39%, placing them 385th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 403rd in terms of percentage and 327th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Titans' defense holds the 308th rank in the nation, allowing 80.7 points per game. In their most recent game, the Detroit defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Green Bay knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 78 points.