Drexel Dragons vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Preview
Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Drexel Dragons Odds
Drexel will look to improve on its 4-7 record on Monday when they host Saint Joseph's in NCAA basketball odds action at John A. Daskalakis Center.
The Dragons sport records of 4-7 and 2-9 ATS heading into this battle, while the Hawks have 6-4 and 3-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-3 for the Dragons and 3-3 for the Hawks.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Dragons as 2-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 271-rated Dragons and the No. 125-ranked Hawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-64 result in favor of the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Drexel's No. 238-ranked offense, averaging 64.9 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 126 at 64 PPG. The Dragons field goal percentage has averaged 43.9% so far, less than the Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.
Defensively, Saint Joseph's features the nation's No. 107-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.7 points per game. Drexel, meanwhile, comes in at No. 201 nationally in scoring at home.
Saint Joseph's was a 96-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against Iona. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Saint Joseph's got 32 points from Carl Jones en route to a 96-91 victory over Iona on Friday at Hagan Arena.
Drexel won its last outing, a 69-58 result against Davidson on December 22. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Damion Lee scored 26 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Drexel over Davidson, 69-58, on Saturday at John A. Daskalakis Center.
Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Morgan State are 1-0
After playing Iona are 2-0
After a win are 4-6
Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia State are 5-5
After playing Davidson are 0-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Hawks at Dragons trends to consider:
Saint Joseph's is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Drexel
Saint Joseph's is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drexel's last 5 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Drexel is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
Drexel is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Drexel is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Saint Joseph's at Morgan State, Saturday, January 5
Drexel at Georgia State, Wednesday, January 2