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Drexel Dragons Northern Iowa Panthers NIT second round Odds Preview

Northern Iowa PanthersDrexel Dragons
March 18, 11:00 AM | John A. Daskalakis Center

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Drexel Dragons Odds

20-13TEAM RECORD28-6

The Drexel Dragons will try to advance to the third round of the NIT Sunday when they play host to the Panthers at John A. Daskalakis Center.

Supporters of the Panthers have watched them go 20-13 and 15-16-1 ATS on the year, while the Dragons are at 28-6 and 20-11-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Dragons are 14-18, while the Panthers have a 15-16-1 mark. [ Check the latest NIT betting odds at TopBet ]

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 79 (Dragons) and the No. 154 (Panthers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-65 result in favor of the Dragons has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Drexel's No. 237 nationally ranked offense (65.1 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 47 at 61.8 PPG. The Dragons have been averaging 43.7% from the field, more than the Panthers have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Iowa owns the country's No. 46-rated mark, allowing 64.1 points per game on the highway. Drexel, on the other hand, rates No. 280 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Iowa, they were a 67-65 winner as they battled Saint Joseph's on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Seth Tuttle scored 23 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Northern Iowa over Saint Joseph's, 67-65, on Wednesday at Hagan Arena.

Last time out for Drexel, they were an 81-56 winner as they battled Central Florida at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Dragons blew out Central Florida on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 81-56 win at John A. Daskalakis Center.