Detroit Mercy



Illinois-Chicago -6.5 Point Spread

Under 140 Game Totals

Against The Spread Pick

An extremely lackluster game will see the Detroit-Mercy Titans take on the Illinois-Chicago Flames. The Titans are having a horrible season, posting a 5-11 record in the Horizon and sitting in second to last. Detroit-Mercy also just snapped a six-game losing streak by winning their last game 79-73. It is not like the Flames are a great team as they are only 9-7 in conference. At least they are 7-3 in their last 10 games, so they have been playing well as of late. Note that in the first meeting, the Titans beat the Flames 70-69. Detroit-Mercy however, are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall, while the Flames are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11. Being at home, I look for Illinois-Chicago to dominate and will lean their way to get the win and cover.

Over Under Pick

I really do not like this total, however given recent history, the under is the way to look. Neither team scores an average of 70 points. Detroit Mercy’s defense on the road does allow 85 points on average, so that could be a concern. The under is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings, 5-1 in the Flames last 6 games and 2-1 in the Titans last 3 games. Because the Titans defense is extremely poor, this is only a lean, but it would be a play to the under.