The Horizon League tournament is continuing Tuesday night with a matchup of one of my favorite teams the Detroit Titans versus the Northern Kentucky Norse.
Detroit is on a 11-2 run over their last 13 games after a dreadful start to the season. The offense has been the story for the Titans, they are averaging 76 ppg on the season. They have put up at least 80 points in 6 of their last 7 games. They are led by arguably the best guard in the Horizon League in Antoine Davis. Davis put on a show inthe first round of the Horizon tournament scoring 46 points against Robert Morris. He leads an offensive that has an effective field goal percentage of 54.7% and as a team they are one of the top free throw shooting teams in college basketball shooting an astounding 80% from the line.
Northern Kentucky has an efficient offense of their own, ranking 139th in the nation in offensive efficiency. The Norse are strong on the inside averaging 54% from inside the arc and average a 34% offensive rebound rate. Their advantage on the inside will allow them to score against a mediocre Detroit defense. The Norse feature guards Trevon Faulkner and and Marquiss Walker, both have the ability to penetrate the defense and get easy buckets.
This game features two teams that are efficient on the offensive end while lacking the ability to get consistent stops on defense. The Detroit offense will set the tone behind Antoine Davis and try and get this game to a more uptempo pace. This being a conference tournament game means we will likely see a lot of fouling at the end which plays in perfectly for the over. Detroits ability to his outside shots and put away teams on the free throw line should lead to a victory and a higher scoring matchup. I am leaning towards Detroit at -1.5 but my favorite play is the over.
Play of the day: Over 146 (Like Detroit -1.5)