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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Dragons underdogs vs Blue Hens at Delaware

Drexel DragonsDelaware Blue Hens
14-12February 23, 2014, 03:00 | Bob Carpenter Center20-8



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bob Carpenter Center Sunday as host Delaware looks to handle the Drexel Dragons in NCAA hoops action.

The Blue Hens are 20-8 so far on the season, and 12-7-1 ATS vs. the number. The Dragons, meanwhile, are 14-12 and 12-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Delaware go 9-10-1 and the Dragons go 12-13 on the totals.

View Drexel Dragons vs Delaware Blue Hens Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Drexel before tip-off in this one found them as 5.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 67-rated Drexel taking on the No. 29-rated Blue Hens in this contest.

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Last time out for Drexel, they were a 63-61 loser as they battled James Madison on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Frantz Massenat scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Dragons to a win (they lost 63-61 to James Madison at JMU Center on Wednesday).

Delaware was an 81-77 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Hofstra. They earned a push of the 4-point spread as favorites. Davon Usher went off for 27 points and added 8 rebounds, leading Delaware over Hofstra, 81-77, on Wednesday at Hofstra Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Delaware has the nation's No. 21-rated offensive output, at 79.68 PPG. The visiting Dragons defense ranks No. 91 allowing on average 67.92 PPG. The Blue Hens FG% has averaged 44.18% so far, more than the Dragons marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.32% per game.

Next up:
Drexel home to College of Charleston, Wednesday, February 26th
Delaware at UNC Wilmington, Wednesday, February 26th

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