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College Basketball Matchup - Cleveland State Vikings Drexel Dragons Odds Preview

Drexel DragonsCleveland State Vikings
Feb 18, 11:00 AM | Wolstein Center

Drexel Dragons vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds


Wolstein Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Cleveland State Vikings and the visiting Drexel Dragons in college hoops action on Saturday.

This season, the Vikings are 20-7 overall and 11-12-1 ATS ATS, while the Dragons are 22-5 and 15-10 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Cleveland State boasts a 11-12-1 on the OU, and Drexel is 11-14.

View Drexel vs Cleveland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Cleveland State sat as 2.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Vikings, most recently No. 119 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Dragons, who rate No. 117 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-68 victory for the Dragons.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland State's No. 212 nationally ranked offense (66.1 points per game) against a Dragons defense that sits as the No. 5 at 55.2 PPG. The Vikings have been averaging 45.5% from the field, more than the Dragons have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).

Defensively, Drexel features the nation's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 56.3 points per game. Cleveland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 249 nationally in scoring at home.

Drexel won its last outing, a 63-61 result against William & Mary on February 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 16.5-point favorite. Drexel got 22 points from Frantz Massenat en route to a 63-61 victory over William & Mary on Tuesday at John A. Daskalakis Center.

Last time out for Cleveland State, they were an 86-84 loser as they battled Wisc-Milwaukee on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. The Vikings wasted a 27-point performance from Trevon Harmon in losing to Wisc-Milwaukee 86-84 on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing James Madison are 6-4
After playing William & Mary are 5-5
After a win are 10-0

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 6-4
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Dragons at Vikings trends to consider:
Drexel is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drexel's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland State's last 6 games
Cleveland State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
Cleveland State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland State's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Drexel home to James Madison, Wednesday, February 22
Cleveland State at Wisc-Green Bay, Tuesday, February 21