After a tough loss on the road their last time out, SIUE looks much better today on their home court. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead Detroit 38-26.
SIUE came into the matchup with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.
Detroit Titans @ SIUE Cougars
Current Records: Detroit 0-5, SIUE 3-3
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: First Community Arena -- Edwardsville, Illinois
- Follow: CBS Sports App
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- Ticket Cost: $18.00
What to Know
After four games on the road, SIUE is heading back home. They will take on the Detroit Titans at 2:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.
Last Sunday, the Cougars came up short against the Jaguars and fell 86-74.
Meanwhile, Detroit's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Tuesday after their fifth straight loss. They took a 76-72 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Eagles. Detroit didn't live up to their potential and found themselves falling short of the advantage oddsmakers thought they had coming into the game.
The last time the Cougars won on the road was back two weeks ago. Having now lost three straight away contests, they've bumped their record down to 3-3. Those losses could be blamed on the team's lackluster offensive performance across that stretch, as they only averaged 57.0 points per game. As for the Titans, their defeat dropped their record down to 0-5.
Not only did SIUE and Detroit lose their last games, but neither team managed to cover the spread. As for their next game, SIUE is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by seven points. This will be their first time playing as the favorites at home this season.
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: SIUE have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 33.5 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Detroit struggles in that department as they've been averaging 28.6 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check CBS Sports after the match for a full breakdown of the game, commentary, and other NCAA Basketball content.
SIUE is a solid 7-point favorite against Detroit, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Cougars as a 7.5-point favorite.
The over/under is set at 136.5 points.
Detroit won the only game these two teams have played in the last 4 years.
- Dec 21, 2019 - Detroit 81 vs. SIUE 55
Injury Report for SIUENo Injury Information
Injury Report for Detroit
- Emmanuel Kuac: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
- Ryan Hurst: Game-Time Decision (Foot)