Xavier Musketeers vs Drexel Dragons Odds
The Drexel Dragons host Xavier on Friday, looking to build on their 1-3 mark against the 3-1 Musketeers in college hoops action at Anaheim Convention Center.
The game is being played at Anaheim Convention Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Dragons sport records of 1-3 and 0-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Musketeers have 3-1 and 1-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-1 for the Dragons and 1-1 for the Musketeers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dragons - Musketeers odds would favor the Musketeers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Drexel is rated No. 79 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Xavier is at No. 45. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-66 win for the Musketeers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Musketeers rank No. 315 in NCAA Division 1 with 29.8 per game. That compares with Drexel’s No. 183 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Drexel is college basketball's No. 201-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Musketeers rate No. 64 with 7.8 per game.
Defensively, Xavier features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Drexel, meanwhile, comes in at No. 54 nationally in scoring at home.
Xavier was a 70-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Pacific. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Semaj Christon scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Musketeers to a win (they lost 70-67 to Pacific at Cintas Center on Thursday).
Drexel was a 76-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against St. Mary's. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Drexel suffered a 76-64 loss against St. Mary's on Thursday, getting 17 points from Frantz Massenat in a losing effort at Anaheim Convention Center.
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Drexel home to Rider, Saturday, December 1