Today's Free Picks for
Posted at 3:30 PM EST odds are subject to change.
Calihan Hall, Detroit, MI
Detroit Mercy +106 over Youngstown
7:00 PM EST. Not all records are created equal, and these two schools could not be a better example of that. On one side of the coin, you have 12-5 Youngstown, who have bellied up to the cupcake buffet, having played one of the weakest schedules in the nation (341-of-363 ranked Division I teams). This is the time of year when those chickens come home to roost. Or in this case, Penguins.
On the other side, we have the Titans of Detroit Mercy, who have played the 109 toughest schedule in the nation, which includes a 45th ranked non-conference slate. Most Power Six sides would never dare lineup a row of opponents like head coach Mike Davis. The Titans are just 6-11, but five of their last six losses were all by five points or less, with two of those games going to overtime. The Titans are battle tested, and totally under the radar because of their poor record. However, Detroit is a team that has tremendous value here as a tough-as-nails home pooch that has a huge chip on its shoulders, against this visitor with a sweet tooth.
Detroit Mercy +106 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.12)