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Delaware Blue Hens visit Drexel Dragons in college basketball clash

Delaware Blue HensDrexel Dragons
12-7January 20, 2014, 07:00 | John A. Daskalakis Center10-7

A key college battle sees the visiting Delaware Blue Hens travelling to Drexel Monday to take on the Dragons.

Drexel will face the 12-7 Blue Hens, who own a 7-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Dragons are 8-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Hens are 5-6 favoring the OVER.

View Delaware Blue Hens vs Drexel Dragons Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Drexel sat as -1.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Dragons - Blue Hens odds would favor the Dragons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Drexel is rated No. 157 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Delaware is at No. 184.

In their last action, Delaware was a 74-70 winner on the road against Northeastern. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Delaware earned a 74-70 victory over Northeastern on Saturday, getting 22 points from Devon Saddler at Matthews Arena.

Drexel was a 79-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UNC Wilmington. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Frantz Massenat went off for 30 points and added 2 rebounds for good measure, leading Drexel to a 79-63 win over UNC Wilmington on Saturday at Trask Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Drexel's No. 176-ranked scoring average of 70.18 PPG, against a Blue Hens defense rated No. 240 and allowing 77.79 PPG. The Dragons FG% has averaged 42.06% to date this season, less than the Blue Hens shooters have managed so far (44.71% per game).

Next up:
Delaware home to Towson, Saturday, January 25th
Drexel at William & Mary, Saturday, January 25th