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Drexel Dragons vs Gaels College Hoops Game Preview

Drexel DragonsSt. Mary's Gaels
Nov 22, 4:30 PM | Anaheim Convention Center

Drexel Dragons vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds

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The St. Mary's Gaels will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Drexel Dragons at Anaheim Convention Center in NCAA basketball action.

The game is being played at Anaheim Convention Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Gaels sit at 3-0 (1-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Dragons are currently 1-2 (0-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? St. Mary's is 0-0 OU, and Drexel is 1-1 OU.

View Drexel vs St Marys Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, St. Mary's sat as 6-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gaels at No. 22 and the Dragons at No. 79 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 89-70 result in favor of the Gaels.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature St. Mary's's No. 93-rated squad against Drexel's No. 62-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, St. Mary's rates No. 24 in the country with 9.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 174 nationally with 6 per match.

Defensively, Drexel features the nation's No. 114-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.5 points per game. St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 nationally in scoring at home.

Drexel was a 61-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Pennsylvania. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Drexel got 15 points from Dartaye Ruffin en route to a 61-59 victory over Pennsylvania on Saturday at The Palestra.

Last time out for St. Mary's, they were an 85-66 winner as they battled Eastern Washington at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 21.5-point favorite. St. Mary's earned an 85-66 victory over Eastern Washington on Sunday, getting 16 points from Brad Waldow at McKeon Pavilion.

Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Rider are 4-4
After playing Pennsylvania are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Cal Poly are 3-6
After playing Eastern Washington are 2-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Dragons at Gaels trends to consider:
St. Mary's is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Drexel home to Rider, Saturday, December 1
St. Mary's home to Cal Poly, Saturday, December 1