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UCLA Bruins vs Drexel Dragons Preview

Drexel Dragons UCLA Bruins
13-18 November 09, 2013, 12:00 | Pauley Pavilion 25-10



Drexel travels to UCLA on Saturday, hoping to boost its 13-18 record with a victory over the Bruins.

The Bruins sport a record of 25-10 and 14-19-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Dragons have 13-18 and 11-20 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-16 for the Bruins and 16-13 for the Dragons.

View Drexel Dragons vs UCLA Bruins Odds and Stats.

The Bruins - Dragons odds would favor the Dragons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UCLA is rated No. 142 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Drexel is at No. 55.

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Drexel was a 60-54 loser in its last match on the road against George Mason. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Frantz Massenat scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Dragons to a win (they lost 60-54 to George Mason at Richmond Coliseum on Saturday).

UCLA was an 83-63 loser in its last match at home against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. UCLA was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by Minnesota and falling by an 83-63 score at Frank Erwin Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dragons is ranked No. 147 in NCAA hoops at 34 per game. Contrast that with UCLA’s No. 70 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UCLA is the No. 222-ranked team in the country at 4.89 per game, while Drexel rates No. 151 at 5.84 per game.

A few Dragons at Bruins trends to consider:
Drexel is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Drexel's last 7 games
Drexel is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Drexel is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UCLA is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
UCLA is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
UCLA is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home
UCLA is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home


Next up:
Drexel at Illinois State, Tuesday, November 12th
UCLA at Oakland, Tuesday, November 12th