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Quakers open as college hoops underdog vs Dragons

Drexel DragonsPennsylvania Quakers
Nov 17, 4:00 PM | The Palestra

Drexel Dragons vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds

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The visiting Drexel Dragons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at The Palestra against the Pennsylvania Quakers.

The Quakers are 1-2 so far on the season, and 0-1-1 ATS vs. the number. The Dragons, meanwhile, are 0-2 and 0-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pennsylvania go 0-0 and the Dragons go 1-1 on the totals.

View Drexel vs Pennsylvania Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Quakers in this one found them listed as 10.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Dragons was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 79-rated Drexel taking on the No. 206-rated Quakers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 69-66 win for the Dragons on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Dragons rank No. 46 in NCAA Division 1 with 43 per game. That compares with Pennsylvania’s No. 292 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pennsylvania is college basketball's No. 193-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Dragons rate No. 105 with 7 per game.

Defensively, Drexel features the nation's No. 172-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Pennsylvania, meanwhile, comes in at No. 229 nationally in scoring at home.

Drexel was an 86-84 loser in its last match at home against Illinois State. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Drexel suffered an 86-84 loss against Illinois State on Thursday, getting 18 points from Frantz Massenat in a losing effort at John A. Daskalakis Center.

Pennsylvania was a 62-53 loser in their most recent outing at home against Fairfield. They earned a push of the 9-point spread as underdogs. Fran Dougherty chucked in a team-high 31 points for Pennsylvania on Tuesday, but they still came up short in losing 62-53 at John Paul Jones Arena.

Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Fordham are 2-1
After a loss are 8-2

A few Dragons at Quakers trends to consider:
Drexel is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Pennsylvania is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Pennsylvania is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
Pennsylvania is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Pennsylvania is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Drexel

Next up:
Drexel at St. Mary's, Thursday, November 22
Pennsylvania home to Fordham, Monday, November 19