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Towson vs Delaware Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds

Tigers vs Fightin’ Blue Hens Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Towson Tigers at Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens
  • Where: Newark at Bob Carpenter Center
  • Date: Wednesday, January 11th
  • Betting Odds: Towson -3, TOWS -161 | DEL +131 O/U 132.5

Tigers Preview:

Towson heads into this matchup having played 16 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-6. So far, the Tigers have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 6-2. This season, Towson has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 9-3. For today’s contest, Towson has a betting line set -3 points in their favor.

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Towson will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Nicolas Timberlake who is averaging 16.38 points per game for the Tigers. Timberlake is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive game plan is the play of Cameron Holden who has hit 40.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.0 points per game.

On offense, Towson comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 638th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Tigers’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.2 points per game. So far, 38.09% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.9%.

Fightin’ Blue Hens Preview:

The Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens head into today’s game in what will be their 17th game of the season, posting a record of 9-7. So far this season, Delaware has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-3. For the season, Delaware has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 4-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Fightin’ Blue Hens being +3 point underdogs.

Important to the outcome of the game, is if Jameer Nelson Jr. will be able to suit up for the Fightin’ Blue Hens’. Heading into play, Jr. leads the team at 19.67 points per game. So far, he has an effective field goal percentage of 51.7% while also adding 5.2 rebounds. Even if Jameer Nelson Jr. ends up playing, Delaware will be counting on Jyare Davis to continue his solid play for the team. Currently, Davis is the Fightin’ Blue Hens’ second leading scorer at 16.69 points per game. So far, he has hit 47.0% of his field goal attempts.

On offense, Delaware is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 16 games, they have only hit 35.2% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 38.73% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Towson Tigers -3

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Towson Tigers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3 point betting favorites. Although Towson as a team is just 146th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Fightin’ Blue Hens’ defense. In addition, the Tigers have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -3 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Tigers to come out on top and cover.

 


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