Davidson Wildcats take on Dragons in NCAA basketball test
Davidson Wildcats vs Drexel Dragons Odds
The visiting Davidson Wildcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at John A. Daskalakis Center against the Drexel Dragons.
The Dragons are 3-7 so far on the season, and 1-9 ATS vs. the number. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 6-4 and 4-4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Drexel go 6-2 and the Wildcats go 4-4 on the totals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Drexel sat as 1-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Dragons, most recently No. 289 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 138 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-65 victory for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Drexel's No. 246 nationally ranked offense (64.5 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 206 at 67.4 PPG. The Dragons have been averaging 43.4% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (44.5% on average).
Defensively, Davidson features the nation's No. 236-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Drexel, meanwhile, comes in at No. 198 nationally in scoring at home.
Davidson was a 77-61 winner in its last match at home against UNC Wilmington. They covered the 15.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats grabbed a 77-61 win over the Seahawks on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Jake Cohen at Belk Arena.
Drexel lost its last outing, a 69-58 result against Fairfield on December 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. Drexel got 15 points from Damion Lee but lost anyway, 69-58, to Fairfield on Sunday at Webster Bank Arena.
Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Richmond are 1-0
After playing UNC Wilmington are 1-1
After a win are 6-4
Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 8-2
After playing Fairfield are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4
A few Wildcats at Dragons trends to consider:
Davidson is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
Davidson is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Drexel is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
Drexel is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Drexel is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Drexel is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games
Davidson at Richmond, Saturday, December 29
Drexel home to Saint Joseph's, Monday, December 31