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Drexel Dragons face Hofstra Pride: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Drexel DragonsHofstra Pride
10-9January 29, 2014, 07:00 | Hofstra Arena7-14

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hofstra Arena Wednesday as host Hofstra looks to handle the Drexel Dragons in NCAA hoops action.

The Pride are 7-14 so far on the season, and 9-6-1 ATS vs. the number. The Dragons, meanwhile, are 10-9 and 8-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Hofstra go 6-7-1 and the Dragons go 9-9 on the totals.

View Drexel Dragons vs Hofstra Pride Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Hofstra in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 168-ranked Pride and the No. 221-rated Dragons in this matchup.

In their last action, Drexel was a 68-66 loser at home against William & Mary. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Chris Fouch was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 3 rebounds but William & Mary still won, 68-66, over Drexel on Saturday at John A. Daskalakis Center.

Hofstra lost its last outing, a 76-58 result against Towson on January 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog. The Pride got 20 points from Zeke Upshaw, but it was Towson that prevailed in a 76-58 final on Monday at SECU Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Hofstra's No. 119-rated squad against Drexel's No. 96-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Hofstra rates No. 91 in the country with 6.76 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 197 nationally with 5.26 per match.

A few Dragons at Pride trends to consider:
Drexel is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Drexel is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Drexel's last 6 games
Drexel is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Hofstra is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Hofstra's last 5 games
Hofstra is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Hofstra is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Drexel

Next up:
Drexel at Towson, Saturday, February 1st
Hofstra at College of Charleston, Saturday, February 1st