Delaware Blue Hens host Drexel Dragons in college basketball action
Drexel Dragons vs Delaware Blue Hens Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bob Carpenter Center Thursday as host Delaware looks to handle the Drexel Dragons in NCAA hoops action.
The Blue Hens sport records of 14-13 and 13-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Dragons have 11-15 and 7-19 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-6 for the Blue Hens and 13-11 for the Dragons.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Delaware Blue Hens as 3-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 127-ranked Blue Hens and the No. 249-rated Dragons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-65 win for the Blue Hens on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Delaware's No. 135 nationally ranked offense (69.1 points per game) against a Dragons defense that sits as the No. 84 at 62.6 PPG. The Blue Hens have been averaging 42.4% from the field, more than the Dragons have managed so far this season (41.6% on average).
Defensively, Drexel features the nation's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.5 points per game. Delaware, meanwhile, comes in at No. 144 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Drexel, they were a 63-54 winner as they battled Hofstra at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. Drexel earned a 63-54 victory over Hofstra on Monday, getting 17 points from Damion Lee at John A. Daskalakis Center.
Delaware was a 72-71 loser in its last match at home against James Madison. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Delaware suffered a 72-71 loss against James Madison on Sunday, getting 23 points from Devon Saddler in a losing effort at Bob Carpenter Center.
Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Towson are 6-4
After playing Hofstra are 7-3
After a win are 2-8
Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing UNC Wilmington are 3-7
After playing James Madison are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Dragons at Blue Hens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Drexel's last 5 games on the road
Drexel is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Drexel is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Drexel is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Delaware
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Delaware's last 5 games
Delaware is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Drexel
Delaware is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home
Delaware is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Drexel at Towson, Saturday, February 23
Delaware at UNC Wilmington, Saturday, February 23