Wright State vs Detroit Mercy Prediction, Odds & Picks for January 6 (Conference Foes Meet in Fast-Paced Game)

Larry Rupp
Wright State vs Detroit Mercy prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Wright State vs Detroit Mercy prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Timothy D. Easley

Wright State vs Detroit Mercy Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Wright State (8-7, 1-3 Horizon) vs. Detroit Mercy (6-9, 2-2 Horizon)
  • Date: Friday, January 6, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Wright State University Nutter Center -- Fairborn, Ohio

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Friday with a thrilling matchup between the Detroit Mercy Titans and Wright State Raiders. Detroit Mercy fell short in an 84-81 loss to Milwaukee on Saturday. Antoine Davis scored a team-high 31 points (10-of-23 shooting) and tallied 2 assists.

Meanwhile, Wright State took care of business in an 82-68 win over IUPUI on Monday. The Raiders jumped back over the .500 mark thanks to five different players scoring in double-digits. Trey Calvin racked up a team-high 21 points, while Brandon Noel chipped in with an impressive 15 rebounds.

Wright State vs Detroit Mercy Odds & Spread

Wright State enters this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 153.5 points, which is above average compared to Friday's projected totals.

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Wright State vs Detroit Mercy Betting Trends

  • Wright State has covered the spread six times in 13 games.
  • The Raiders have two wins ATS (2-2) as a 3.5-point favorite or greater this season.
  • Out of 13 Wright State's games so far this year, seven have gone over the total.
  • Detroit Mercy is 7-7-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Titans are 4-4 as 3.5-point underdogs or more.
  • There have been seven Detroit Mercy games (out of 14) that hit the over this year.
Wright State Rank Wright State AVG Detroit Mercy AVG Detroit Mercy Rank
63rd 78.2 Points Scored 74 144th
254th 72 Points Allowed 75.6 328th
189th 32.5 Rebounds 34.1 107th
241st 8.1 Off. Rebounds 11.9 14th
327th 5.7 3pt Made 10.1 10th
44th 16 Assists 11.4 315th
232nd 12.9 Turnovers 11.7 108th

Best College Basketball Picks - Wright State vs Detroit Mercy

Detroit Mercy has proven to be a one-dimensional offense so far this season. The Titans rely on long-range shots to get the job done as they average 26.4 three-point attempts (No. 26 in NCAA) and 9.9 three-pointers made (T-No. 9 in NCAA) per game. It's an exact opposite situation for Wright State.

The Raiders rely on their ability to get to the rim and hit mid-range jump shots to win games. They rank among the top 100 NCAA teams in two-point rate (74.0%) and two-point shooting percentage (52.3%). Keep in mind Wright State also returns home to play in front of their own fans on Friday night.

Detroit Mercy is 0-8 straight up in its last eight away games against Wright State, so give me the Raiders.

Final Score Prediction: Wright State: 81 | Detroit Mercy: 77

Wright State vs Detroit Mercy Picks

Both of these teams rank among the top 60 in field goals attempted per game, which means shots are going to be flying at the Nutter Center. It also means the over is an intriguing option for bettors. After all, the over has cashed in four of the last five games between Detroit Mercy and Wright State.

The total has hit the over in five of Detroit Mercy's last seven games against a Horizon League foe as well as in four of Wright State's last six games overall, too. The Raiders are going to control the tempo here and force the Titans to play faster than they normally do. It'll make a huge impact on the game.

Bet: Over 153.5 Points (-110)

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