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Dragons face Cleveland State Vikings: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Drexel DragonsCleveland State Vikings
Feb 18, 11:00 AM | Wolstein Center

Drexel Dragons vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds

22-5TEAM RECORD20-7

The Vikings will try to cover the spread at Wolstein Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Drexel Dragons in college basketball action.

The Vikings sit at 20-7 (11-12-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Dragons are currently 22-5 (15-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cleveland State is 11-12-1 OU, and Drexel is 11-14 OU.

View Drexel vs Cleveland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Dragons listed as 2.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Vikings - Dragons odds would favor the Dragons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland State is rated No. 119 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Drexel is at No. 117. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-68 win for the Dragons.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dragons is ranked No. 153 in NCAA hoops at 34.9 per game. Contrast that with Cleveland State’s No. 297 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Cleveland State is the No. 128-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while Drexel rates No. 192 at 6 per game.

Defensively, Drexel features the nation's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 56.3 points per game. Cleveland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 249 nationally in scoring at home.

Drexel won its last outing, a 63-61 result against William & Mary on February 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 16.5-point favorite. Drexel got 22 points from Frantz Massenat en route to a 63-61 victory over William & Mary on Tuesday at John A. Daskalakis Center.

Last time out for Cleveland State, they were an 86-84 loser as they battled Wisc-Milwaukee on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. The Vikings wasted a 27-point performance from Trevon Harmon in losing to Wisc-Milwaukee 86-84 on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing James Madison are 6-4
After playing William & Mary are 5-5
After a win are 10-0

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 6-4
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Dragons at Vikings trends to consider:
Drexel is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drexel's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland State's last 6 games
Cleveland State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
Cleveland State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland State's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Drexel home to James Madison, Wednesday, February 22
Cleveland State at Wisc-Green Bay, Tuesday, February 21

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