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Drexel Dragons take on Tribe in NCAA basketball test

Drexel DragonsWilliam & Mary Tribe
8-5January 08, 2014, 07:00 | Kaplan Arena8-5

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the William & Mary Tribe try to run the Drexel Dragons off the court at Kaplan Arena in college hoops action.

The Tribe bring a 8-5 record (4-2-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-5 Dragons, who are 7-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed William & Mary go 3-4 so far and the Dragons go 4-8.

View Drexel Dragons vs William & Mary Tribe Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Drexel before tip-off in this one found them as 0-point over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the Tribe, most recently No. 270 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Dragons, who rate No. 109 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Drexel was a 66-49 loser on the road against Southern Miss. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Drexel suffered a 66-49 loss against Southern Miss on Friday, getting 15 points from Tavon Allen in a losing effort at Reed Green Coliseum.

William & Mary was a 78-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Western Illinois. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Leathernecks were burned for 25 points by Marcus Thornton on Saturday as the Tribe put another game in the win column, 78-67, at Western Hall.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and William & Mary has the nation's No. 136-rated offensive output, at 73.15 PPG. The visiting Dragons defense ranks No. 68 allowing on average 66.15 PPG. The Tribe FG% has averaged 46.11% so far, more than the Dragons marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.49% per game.

A few Dragons at Tribe trends to consider:
Drexel is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Drexel is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Drexel is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing William & Mary
Drexel is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing William & Mary
William & Mary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
William & Mary is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
William & Mary is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Drexel
William & Mary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Drexel

Next up:
Drexel home to Northeastern, Saturday, January 11th
William & Mary at Delaware, Wednesday, January 15th