By Stephen Nover

Detroit Mercy minus 5 1/2 hosting Youngstown State

Youngstown State is on a short road turnaround after upsetting Oakland, 75-74, as 7 1/2-point road ‘dogs on Thursday. The Penguins aren’t good enough to post back-to-back away upsets.
Detroit Mercy defeated Youngstown State, 78-66, when the teams met earlier this season in Youngstown. It was the fourth time in the last five games the Titans have covered against the Penguins.
Detroit is 6-4 in the Horizon League. The Titans halted a three-game losing skid with a 78-64 home victory against Cleveland State on Thursday. Youngstown State just lost 72-62 to Cleveland State on the road before upsetting Oakland. This is the Penguins’ third consecutive road appearance. The Penguins were 2-7 in the Horizon League until defeating Oakland. They are ranked 282nd in the country in Kem Pomeroy’s ratings. Detroit is ranked 200th by Pomeroy.
The Titans have covered seven of their nine lined home games this season. Youngstown State has lost eight of its 12 road contests. The Penguins are surrendering 79.7 points per game, which ranks 333rd. Detroit is one of the more accurate 3-point shooting teams in the country ranking 60th in 3-point shooting percentage.
The Titans are the better team, are home and catching the Penguins in a letdown spot.



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